Vice President, Amateur Scouting
Mike enters his 1st season as Vice President, Amateur Scouting after 2 seasons as Director, Amateur Scouting. A graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Rikard has spent the last 12 years working in the Red Sox scouting department, most recently as national scouting coordinator from 2013-14. Prior to that post, he served as a regional crosschecker (2005-10) and national crosschecker (2010-12) for the club. He began his scouting career as an area scout for the San Diego Padres from 2000-04. Prior to that, he worked as assistant baseball coach for Wake Forest University (1995-99) and also served as manager of the Cape Cod League Bourne Braves in the summer sof 1999 and 2000. Mike's father, Bob, served as a minor league catcher and coach for 12 years and his uncle, Culley Rikard, played for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1940's.