Rich DeTamble is in his second year at MCC as Recruiting Coordinator and defensive strategist. This season Coach DeTamble was integral in bringing one of the largest recruiting classes in program history. His passion, positive energy, and enthusiasm are contagious for the entire program.
Coach DeTamble comes to us following a highly successful head coaching tenure at Harvest Christian Academy (HCA) where he coached for four years. Coach DeTamble built HCA to a 1A/2A powerhouse during his tenure from 2014-2017. His record as head coach for the Lions was 77-20 bringing in 3 conference, 3 regional, 2 sectional, 1 super-sectional, and numerous tournament championships. In the 2016-2017 campaign, his team advanced to the State Finals achieving a 4th place Illinois High School Association finish with a 29-5 campaign. Coach DeTamble received Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year honors in each of his years as head coach. In his 25 years of coaching both women's and men's basketball, he also founded three school district travel systems to enhance each area's youth and adult programs. Coach DeTamble currently is the Director of Illinois Star Athletics where he coaches teams of all levels. Over 20 of his student-athletes have gone on to participate at the junior college, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, D2, D3, and D1 levels.
Coach DeTamble currently resides in Hampshire, Illinois, and is a retired firefighter/paramedic.