|RICHARD BADER - MSU Varsity "S" Club Honorary Member - 2012|
Richard currently serves as an assistant athletic director of sport management in the Michigan State athletic department.
Previously, he served nine seasons with the Spartan men's basketball program. During his time with the basketball program as the Director of Basketball Operations, the Spartans appeared in nine NCAA Tournaments, including three Final Fours and captured two Big Ten Championships.
Prior to joining the basketball program, Bader served as head men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Michigan State. A 17-year head swimming coach at the collegiate level, Bader took over the MSU men's program in 1989. In 1993, he took over the women's team.
During his coaching tenure, Bader instructed 96 NCAA and NJCAA All-Americans. The 1997 Big Ten Women's Swimming Coach of the Year also coached six national championship teams at Indian River Community College and was a four time recipient of the NJCAA Coach of the Year award.