Coach Rick Creed earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from Georgia State University. Prior to that, he taught mathematics and coached swimming, football, and baseball from 1981-1984 at Redan High School, and from 1986-1991 at Stone Mountain High School. From 1984 to 1986 he attended the University of Montana where he earned his Masters Degree in Mathematics Education. In Montana, he was a graduate assistant in the Mathematics Department of the University of Montana and he coached both USS and high school swimming. He went to high school at Towers High in DeKalb County where he held the school record for 100 breaststroke. He continued to be a standout swimmer at Georgia State where he held the school record for 200 breaststroke. He served one year as an assistant coach at GSU after graduation. Equally as impressive, he was named captain of his college team his junior year. Coach Creed is currently the President of the Georgia High School Swim Coaches Association and was the 2002 Parkview and Gwinnett County Teacher-of-the-Year. He recently completed his second year as the Head Swimming Coach at Mill Creek High School where the girls finished in 10th place and the boys 26th at the recent High School Championship Meet. Coach Creed was also named the 2002 National High School Boys Swimming Coach of the Year.
He enjoyed phenomenal success at Parkview. His and his teams’ honors include:
- Boys State Champs – 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, and 2002
- Girls State Champs – 1997 and 1998
- Boys Gwinnett County Champs - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002
- Girls Gwinnett County Champs – 1997, 1998
- Georgia Coach of the Year – 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, and 2002
- Gwinnett Coach of the Year – 1993, 1994, 1996, and 1998