Rick Rigsby Biography
Rick Gigsby is an American Award-winning journalist, author, motivational speaker, minister, and the President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker who presents to the top companies worldwide.
Gigsby followed his journalism career with graduate school and two decades as a college professor. Mostly, he worked at Texas A&M University where he also worked as a character coach and chaplain for the Aggies football team. He got massive recognition after delivering a motivational speech at the California University Maritime Academy in 2017; his speech went viral shortly after the event.
Rick is a favorite among professional and collegiate sports organizations. A former Award-winning professor, Rick spent over two decades teaching at various colleges. In addition, he was hired by legendary football icon R. C. Slocum as chaplain and Life Skills coach for the Aggies football team.
Rigsby is a regular contributor to numerous national television and radio programs. Following his call to help people realize their full potential, Rick brings a combined four decades of experience and expertise to the set of How Ya Livin? This transformative podcast encourages, inspires, and challenges people at every level to dream bigger, stretch beyond comfort zones and achieve the impossible.
Rick Rigsby Age
How old is Rick Rigsby? Rick is 59 years old as of 2021. He was born in 1962, in San Francisco, California, the United States of America. However, he has not disclosed his exact date of birth hence it is not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Rick Rigsby Wife
Rigsby was married to his wife Trina Williams. The couple met in college and is blessed with two children. At the time the two tied the knot, Rick worked as a reporter while Trina worked as a nurse at Feather River Hospital. However, Trina passed away in 1996 after a fight with breast cancer.
Later on, Rick remarried Janet Butcher in 1998 who they now have two children and reside in Dallas, Texas.
Rick Rigsby Family
Rick was brought up in San Francisco by his father, who was a cook. His father encouraged him to live life to the fullest, and instilled in him numerous life lessons, which included avoiding being judgmental, making sure to do everything the right way and making an impact with whatever he did. However, Gigsby has not disclosed any further details as regards his family.
Rick Rigsby Education
Rick attended California State University where he graduated with a degree in Mass Communications in 1978. He then continued with his master’s degree in Public Communications. After his graduation, Rick went to the University of Oregon to complete a Ph.D.
During his college years, Rigsby worked as an anchor and reporter for the Chico CBS affiliate station KHSL-TV, where he worked for a year, but after completing his graduate studies, he then tried his hand at a career in the academic field.
Rick worked at California State University for two years as an assistant professor, and in 1992 moved to Texas A&M to work in the same capacity. He mainly taught speech communication classes, which saw him win the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts.
In addition, Rick coached for the school’s football team, the Texas A&M Aggies, leading him to win another award called the Outstanding Faculty Diversity Award.
Rick Rigsby Net Worth
Rick has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a motivational speaker.
Rick Rigsby Church
Dr. Rick was installed as Elder and Associate Pastor of Radiant Life Church in McKinley, Texas on January 26, 2014. However, he later founded Rick Rigsby Ministries where he speaks for churches in numerous capacities including Sunday worship, family camps, revivals, and retreats. In addition, Rick speaks at chapel services and clinics for college and professional sports organizations including the PGA and for teams in the National Football League.