Bob Riker was a three sport athlete at Brother Rice High School. He went on to play baseball at Central Michigan University and was later drafted by the Detroit Tigers. After his professional career, he returned to Brother Rice as the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach under Ron Kalczynski. Upon Coach Kal's retirement, Coach Riker was named Head Coach at Brother Rice in 1998.
Brother Rice baseball has enjoyed extraordinary success under Coach Riker. They've won 8 Catholic League Championships, 10 District Championships, 5 Regionals, and have appeared in 3 State Championship games and won 1 State Championship.
In the last 15 years, Coach Riker has helped more than 45 high school players take their game to the next level; 6 of those players have gone on to play professional baseball. Coach Riker was inducted into the MHSBCA Hall of Fame in 2016.