Rick Schaeffer

Communications Director of the Springdale School District and co-host of Drive Time Sports, Rick Schaeffer was sports information director at the University of Arkansas and still serves on Razorback football and baseball broadcasts.

Schaeffer worked in the UA SID office 24 years before joining the staff of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes in August, 2000. In the spring of 2004, he and his wife, Adelaide, founded Champions For Kids, an organization whose goal is to mobilize millions of citizens to become involved in helping disadvantaged youth.

He joined the Springdale School District staff in July, 2006 and still does part time work for Champions For Kids. He works with Randy Rainwater on Drive Time Sports, heard statewide daily from 4-7 p.m.

 Schaeffer works with Scott Inman and Quinn Grovey on the pre-game and post-game programs surrounding the Razorback football broadcasts. He is in his 18th season as analyst for UA baseball and provided color commentary on UA basketball broadcasts for 35 seasons.

He has written three books, including the just released 100 Things Arkansas Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. “Inside the Razorback Vault” was released in June of 2008. He wrote “The Game of My Life” in 2005. He is working on a biography of Frank Broyles.

Schaeffer and his wife have been married 31 years. They have a 19-year old son, Benny, and 10 dogs.


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