J. Richard Yeo
In terms of support and dedication to Michigan Tech, J. Richard Yeo has been a leader during his time as a student, and following his graduation as an employee of the University.
Rick, as he is called by friends, played varisty hockey for the Huskies from 1963-66. He was a member of the 1964-65 NCAA and WCHA championship team and his senior year, 1965-66, captained MTU and gained team most valuable player honors.
Following his graduation form Michigan Tech in 1966, he went back to his home in Ontario, where he was a teacher and coach in Thunder Bay for seven years. In 1973, Rick returned to Michigan Tech as an assistant hockey coach and three years later he was hired as the head hockey coach at Lake Superior State University, a job he held from 1976-81.
Yeo returned to his alama mater following his stint with the Soo Lakers and has served as the Director of Annual/Special Gifts for the Michigan Tech Fund ever since.
A regular member of the Huskies Club, Yeo also serves as the executive secretary of that body. He is also a regular donor to the MTU Scholarship Program and has contributed financially to the Face-off Fund and the MacInnes Memorial Scholarship Fund.