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Basketball: Rippee tabbed as new Bentonville boys coach

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Dick Rippee has become very familiar with Northwest Arkansas over the past few years, and now he'll get the chance to become even more acquainted with the area.

At a glance

Dick Rippee Coaching Record

at Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo

Season^Overall^Conf.

2009-10^17-11^6-3

2010-11^24-4^8-1*

2011-12^20-8^7-2

2012-13^22-7^8-1

2013-14^21-6^8-1*

2014-15^24-5^8-1*

2015-16^29-3^9-0*

2016-17^26-5^9-0*

Total^183-49^57-6

*— share or won outright conference championship

NOTABLE The Chiefs finished third among Missouri’s Class 5 teams this season after a state runner-up finishes the previous season … Previous to his tenure at Kickapoo, Rippee served as an assistant coach at Evangel University, an NAIA school in Springfield, and also served four years at Springfield Parkview, where his teams compiled a 67-42 record and won a conference championship in 2001.

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