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Rick Ulrich
Position: Tight Ends Coach
Alma Mater: West Chester
Graduating Year: 1985
Phone: 215-573-4344
Email: patrick@pobox.upenn.edu
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Ivy League Championships
1998, 2009, 2010, 2012

Recruiting Areas:
California (Inland Empire, Central and Northern), Colorado, Maryland, Nevada, Utah

Rick Ulrich enters the ninth year of his second tenure at Penn in 2014. He previously coached the Quakers from 1995-99 and currently serves as the tight ends coach. Ulrich brought more than 20 years of coaching experience back to Penn, including stints at Albany, Princeton, Fordham, Army, Georgetown, Trinity and Ursinus.

Ulrich spent 12 seasons with Penn's wide receivers. His two most recent proteges, Ryan Calvert and Conner Scott, scattered their names throughout the school record book. Calvert, a first-team All-Ivy selection, finished 2011 second in the Ivy League with the eighth-highest single-season reception total in program history (58), and was second in the league and ninth all-time in single-season program history with five receiving touchdowns. Scott earned second-team All-Ivy honors in 2012 and soared into Penn's all-time top 10 in career receptions and career receiving yards.

In 2010, the Quakers led the Ivy League in total offense and scoring offense with much thanks to Ulrich’s receiving corps. David Wurst and Matt Tuten each posted 20-plus receptions and more than 300 receiving yards as six different Quakers caught Penn’s eight touchdown passes.

A year earlier, en route to the Ivy League title, Kyle Derham earned All-Ivy status as he led the team in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions. But it was the depth created at the position that resulted in Penn’s success. Three Quakers caught 24 or more passes and seven different players had at least 10 receptions. There were also eight different members of the Red and Blue that had at least one touchdown catch.

Thanks to Ulrich, the Quakers also had good balance at the wide receiver position in 2008. Three wideouts on the team finished the season with 20 or more catches. The year prior, Ulrich mentored Braden Lepisto to his second straight season with All-Ivy honors. Lepisto became just the sixth Quaker to bring in 50 receptions in a season.

Prior to rejoining the Red and Blue in the spring of 2006, Ulrich spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Ursinus and took his team’s offense from last in the league to ranking in the top three in nearly every offensive category. He was the offensive coordinator at Georgetown in 2001 after spending four seasons at Penn, where he was a major part of the Quakers’ NCAA record 24-game winning streak.

Before coaching tight ends at Army (1994) and quarterbacks/receivers at Fordham (1993), Ulrich spent three seasons at Rocky Mountain College in Montana where he was first an offensive coordinator and later promoted to head coach. He was named Frontier Conference Coach of the Year in 1991 after leading his team to the conference championship.

Ulrich was running backs coach at Princeton from 1987-88 and was a graduate assistant coach at Albany in 1985-86. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in health/physical education from West Chester University, where he was a four-year letterwinner and a second-team All-Pennsylvania Conference running back.

Ulrich received his Master’s of Science degree in general education from Albany in 1986. Ulrich lives with his daughter, Alyson, in Fort Washington, Pa.


Coaching Experience
Tight Ends Coach
— Penn, 2013-present
Wide Receivers Coach — Penn, 2006-2012
Offensive Coordinator — Ursinus, 2004-05
Offensive Coordinator — Trinity, 2002-03
Offensive Coordinator — Georgetown, 2001
Wide Receivers Coach — Penn, 1995-99
Tight Ends Coach — Army, 1994
QB/Receivers Coach — Fordham, 1993
Head Coach/Off. Coord. — Rocky Mountain, 1990-92
Running Backs Coach — Princeton, 1987-88
Graduate Assistant — Albany, 1985-86

First season at Penn — 1995
Hometown — Elizabethtown, Pa.
Residence — Ambler, Pa.
Family — Wife, Mary
Children — Daughter, Alyson

Education —
1985 B.S. — West Chester; 1986 Masters — Albany

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