Springfield(Mo.) Kickapoo Chiefs: Kickapoo Head Coach History

Lyle Middleton New
_________________________________
Lyle Middleton served as Kickapoo's
first head boys basketball coach. Coach
Middleton was the freshman coach at
Glendale High School from 1963 to 1971.
At Kickapoo, Coach Middleton guided
the Chiefs to a 1973 MO Class M
District Championship.

Freshman Coach (1963-1971)
Glendale High

Head Coach (1971-1975)
Kickapoo High


_________________________________
Image and video hosting by TinyPic


JOHN ROTENBERRY (1975-1983)

John Rotenberry became Kickapoo's
second head boys basketball coach in
1975. Coach Rotenberry had been the
first junior varsity head coach in
Kickapoo history from 1971 until 1975.
In 1981, the Chiefs won 20 games for the
first time in school history and finished
third in the Ozark Conference. Over a
four-year period(1977-1981), Kickapoo
won 70 games and lost just 36.

Junior Varsity Head Coach (1971-1975)
Kickapoo High

Head Coach (1975-1983)
Kickapoo High


Coach Rotenberry

Coach Green 06 T OF C huddle
_________________________________
ROY M. GREEN

37 years of service in the Springfield R-12
school district! 12 years at Glendale High
and the past 24 at Kickapoo High School.
Coach Green is a member of the Missouri
Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame!
Over 500 career victories and assistant
coach on Glendale High's 1976 & 1978
State Baseball Championship teams!
3-Time Missouri Basketball Coaches
Association Coach of the Year.

Springfield Tip-Off Club - Coach of the Year
06-07, 05-06, 02-03, 99-00, 97-98, 95-96,
94-95, 92-93, 86-87, 84-85

High School Playing Career
Camdenton, Mo. High Lakers
'60-'61 - Class M Quarterfinals (27-6)
Coach Green scored 20 points for the
Lakers in their 70-61 sectional victory
over Cassville in Springfield.
'59-'60 - Class M Sectionals (21-10)
Coach Green scored 14 points in a 52-53
loss to Mount Vernon.
Scored over 1,700 points during his
career at Camdenton!


College Playing Career
Missouri State University ('63-'66)

U.S. Army (1969-1971)
Vietnam - Bronze Star

Head Coach
Miller, Mo. High ('66-'68)
Willow Springs. Mo. High ('68-'69)
Kickapoo High - Springfield, Mo. ('83-'09)

Junior Varsity Coach (1979-1983)
Glendale High - Springfield, Mo.

Freshman Coach (1971-1979)

Glendale High - Springfield, Mo.


Coach Green during timeout versus LHS

_________________________________
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

HEAD COACH
DICK RIPPEE
(2009-Present)

Played high school basketball for
the Kickapoo High Chiefs!

1981  - 1985

B.S. in Education from SMS (1989)
M.S. in Physical Education
from Drury (1994)

Coached in the Nixa and
Springfield school districts

1989 - 1996

Freshman Coach
Parkview High Vikings

1996 - 1998

Head Varsity Coach
Parkview High Vikings

1998 - 2002
'98-'99 / 22-6
District - 2nd Place
Ozark Conf. - 2nd Place
Top Ten in MO Class 4-A

'99-'00 / 18-9
District - 2nd Place
'00-'01 / 19-9
Ozark Conf. Co-Champs!
'01-'02 / 8-18

Assistant Coach
Evangel University Crusaders

2002 - 2009