Behind every public figure is usually a private person many of us never get to see.
For Old Dominion head football coach Ricky Rahne, however, what you do see is a person who is incredibly down to earth. On the field, he's energetic, and a leader of young men at Old Dominion. Off the field, Rahne is a family man who keeps things relatively simple when not acting as the Lion King and leading the new-look Monarchs.
Simply put, Rahne may be one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
“I hang out with my family and hang out with my kids,” Rahne said of his off-field life. “We play video games together and we will go to the pool and hang out. I know everyone says it, but my wife is my best friend so whenever I can, I hang out with her. She’s pretty darn funny and sometimes she doesn't mean to be, but she is funny and makes me laugh.”
For Rahne, still young at 41 years old, he relaxes much as you would expect someone in his age range to. He may be in a higher profile job than the majority of his peers, but his choice of games is just what you would expect from someone in that stage of life.
“I play (NBA) 2K, although guys on this team would crush me,” Rahne said. “I play some Madden, I love Assasins Creed, (MLB) The Show. It's mainly sports games, but I will throw in some of that other stuff. I have Call of Duty but I havent been playing it,” Rahne explained. “ I know some other coaches play that a little bit more.”