About the Author
Rick Birk is a former college athlete who has had a lifelong love of sports. He earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Management in 1990, and coached for more than twenty-five years at the grade school, high school, and college levels. In addition, he has more than thirty-five years of financial management experience, including many years in the sports industry. He also has several years of teaching experience and has served as a host for cultural home-stays with individuals from a variety of countries. Rick resides with his wife Terry in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he writes and pursues sports year-round. Rick’s passion and sense of community spirit is demonstrated through his years of volunteer work with groups ranging from youth to senior citizens. He is deeply committed to promoting moral and ethical standards and is a strong advocate of family values.