San Angelo Hall of Fame Football Coach “Dick” Rittman Honored and Remembered
SAN ANGELO, TX – Former San Angelo ISD Athletic Director Richard James "Dick" Rittman's life was honored and celebrated at a funeral Mass Tuesday.
Rittman grew up in Iowa and Arkansas, and served 4 years in the US Navy. He attended high school at Subiaco Academy and played basketball for The University of Arkansas, winning the Southwest Conference Championship in 1958 during his senior year. He married Betty Hiryak in 1954 and after graduation, moved his family to New Boston, Texas to start his coaching career.
After several successful basketball coaching seasons and leading his team to a State Championship Final at New Boston, Rittman was recruited to San Angelo as head basketball and assistant football coach at Central High School where he was part of the 1966 Football State Championship coaching staff.
Ritman retired from the San Angelo Independent School District in 1990 after 27 years, having served as Assistant Principal and Principal of John Glenn Junior High School, SAISD Athletic Director, and as Founding Director of PAYS School. He was inducted into the Texas Athletic Director Hall of Fame in 2015.
His entire career was focused on the education and well-being of his students. He proudly wore his “Kids are Special” lapel pin to remind us all that our children are our special gift.
For the full obituary of Mr. Rittman click the link here.
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