A graduate of Baker University in Kansas, Ricketts was the head basketball coach at College High from 1950-1964. He had a career record of 208 wins and 98 losses with a 70 percent winning percentage. Ricketts’ teams made 7 State Tournament appearances and won 7 Regional Championships. He was named the 1959 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Basketball Caoch and was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1969. He coached fellow inductees Dobbs and Ketchum.