W. C. Riddick
Riddick pictured in '"Agromeck 1907, North Carolina State yearbook
August 4, 1864|
Wake County, North Carolina
|Died||June 9, 1942
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1898–1899||North Carolina A&M|
|Head coaching record|
Wallace Carl Riddick, Jr. (August 4, 1864 – June 9, 1942) was an American football coach and college administrator. Riddick received his A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He served as a consultant for several water projects and for the Seaboard Railroad. Riddick was also a member of the Board of Visitors for the United States Naval Academy and of several state boards and committees. Because of his advocacy on the students' behalf, Riddick was awarded with the Officer's Cross of the Order of St. Sava by King Alexander of Yugoslavia in 1931.
Riddick served as the head football coach at Wake Forest University from 1888 to 1889, and at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now North Carolina State University, from 1898 to 1899, compiling a career college football record of 4–6–2
North Carolina State University
Riddick assumed the presidency at North Carolina State University following Daniel Harvey Hill, Jr.'s resignation in 1917. Riddick's administration added work to chemical, ceramics and aeronautics engineering, and developed an engineering experiment station. Riddick resigned as president in 1923 to become dean of the newly established school of engineering, and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1937. Riddick Stadium and Riddick Hall on N.C. State's campus were both named in honor of the former leader. NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center serves as the repository for Wallace Carl Riddick's manuscript collection.
Head coaching record
|Wake Forest Baptists (Independent) (1888–1889)|
|North Carolina A&M Aggies (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1898–1899)|
|1898||North Carolina A&M||0–1|
|1899||North Carolina A&M||1–2–2|
|North Carolina A&M:||1–3–2|
- NCSU College of Engineering (2002). "A Visit with Eugenia Riddick Steck Brings Back Memories of Her Legendary Father". Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- Historical State: History in Red and White. "Wallace Carl Riddick: Fourth Chief Executive, 1916-1923". Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- NCSU Facilities. "Riddick Hall". Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center. "MSS 00014 Guide to the Wallace Carl Riddick Papers, 1913 - 1980". Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- "Dr. Riddick, State College Veteran, Dies", Burlington Daily Times News, Tuesday, June 09, 1942, Burlington, North Carolina, United States Of America