Rick Cabrera

Rick Cabrera (born December 4, 1976)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Northwestern State Demons
Current conference: Southland Conference
Northwestern State record: 9-23 (.281)
Overall record^: 9-23 (.281)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Northwestern State
2021-2023 Tallahassee CC
2019-2021 Arkansas State (asst)
2017-2019 Austin Peay (asst)
2015-2017 Tennessee Tech (assoc. HC)
2012-2015 Tennessee Tech (asst)
2008-2012 Chattanooga (asst)
2004-2008 Lackawanna CC
2002-2004 Keystone College (asst)
1999-2001 Tennessee Tech (grad. asst)

Rick Cabrera Facts

  • Rick Cabrera
  • Born December 4, 1976
  • Hometown: Spring Valley, New York
  • Alma Mater: Tennessee Tech University (BS, 1999 & MA, 2001)
  • Cabrera is a NY-native and is of Dominican descent; his father, Hugo, is a member of the Dominican Republic Basketball Hall of Fame
  • After one year each at Kemper Military School (MO) and Vincennes University (IN), he transferred to Tennessee Tech and played for coach Frank Harrell
    • Spent one year coaching at Volunteer Christian Academy (TN) and then joined the staff of new Tennessee Tech head coach Jeff Lebo as a GA
  • Worked as an assistant at Miami Killian HS (FL) for the 2001-02 season, then at Keystone College (PA) for two seasons, 2002-04
  • Became the head coach at Lackawanna CC (PA) in 2004, going 100-29 over four seasons at the helm
  • Moved back to the Division I ranks in 2008, spending four seasons as an assistant under John Shulman at Chattanooga
  • Returned to his alma mater in 2012 and spent the next five years on staff there, two as associate head coach, under Steve Payne
  • Next up were two-year stints at Austin Peay (under Matt Figger) and Arkansas State (under Mike Balado)
  • Hired in 2021 to be the head coach at Tallahassee CC (FL); went 49-15 in two seasons and coached a number of future D-I players
  • In March 2023, Cabrera was named head coach at Northwestern State in the Southland, his first D-I head coaching job

Rick Cabrera Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only