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Byrd Lives Rich Life as Belmont Coach – Nashville City Paper

Sure, Rick Byrd may not make the kind of money the Rick Pitinos of the world command, but there is a difference between being rich and having a rich life. In the world of coaching, Byrd is on top. His accolades at Belmont speak for themselves: 372 wins, NAIA Hall of Fame, successful transition to Division I, 21 wins last year and an NIT appearance. The Bruins have also meshed into the perfect league for them in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Never is that more evident than when the Bruins and fellow A-Sun member Lipscomb get together, as they do Friday night at Curb Event Center, better known as the Byrd House.