In 1963, Jack Hunt took the reins of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute and turned it on its ear.
In order to thrive, Embry-Riddle needed a cohesive campus with direct access to a runway. Tamiami Airport was closing, and a move became inevitable.
Jack Hunt saw potential in the abandoned buildings that used to be home to Prescott College and picked up the land for a bargain.
Coach Ridder turned a fledgling athletics program with five sports, no facilities of its own, and a terrible losing streak into NAIA champions.