Inductee Profile

Ron Parker

2016

Ron graduated from Spooner High School in 1957. As a junior, he helped lead the 1956 Spooner Railroaders State Basketball Tournament Team as their starting guard when the tournament was all one division. He then attended UW-LaCrosse where he was a two-year letterman for the basketball team. Ron taught and coached at the UW-Barron County campus in Rice the Charger’s basketball coach from 1969 to 1981, he built a highly successful program with a win-loss record of 166 – 84 and a winning percentage of .664 that included 5 Division Titles and 2 Conference Championships. In 1981 he was voted Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Basketball Coach of the Year. As golf coach, (1991-97), Ron’s teams won 3 Conference Championships and were State runners-up twice. All of his varsity teams finished with a win/loss record above 500. Ron is Associate Professor Emeritus, UW-BC, Department of Physical Education/Athletics. He was Athletic Director from 1980 to 1997 and received the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference “Meritorious Service Award”. Ron was a WIAA Basketball official for 17 years; WIAA Volleyball official for 15 years; Youth Basketball program volunteer official, and was assistant coach for the 1989 State Championship Rice Lake Fastpitch Softball Team for the Boys 18 and Under League. Ron is a member and past president of the R.L. Curling Club. He participated in the 2005 and the 2006 State and National Senior Curling Championships. Prior to coming to Rice Lake, Ron taught and coached at St. Croix Central in Hammond, Wisconsin from 1963 to1969 with outstanding win-loss records: basketball 102-22, baseball 41-18, and football 29-3. Ron and his wife Jeanne currently reside in Rice Lake.

Ron Parker