Ricky Joe Sweet
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 200 lb.
- School Lower Columbia College, Gonzaga University
- High School Mark Morris High School
- Debut April 8, 1978
- Final Game October 2, 1983
- Born September 7, 1952 in Longview, WA USA
After the end of his playing career, Catcher Rick Sweet became the bullpen coach for the Seattle Mariners in 1984 and first base coach for the Houston Astros in 1996. He was a minor league manager from 1987 to 1995 and again from 1997 to 2011. He also spent 1985 and 1986 as a Mariners scout. From 2005 to 2011, he was skipper of the Louisville Bats. In 2012-2013, he was a minor league catching instructor for the Cincinnati Reds. Sweet was scheduled to manage the San Antonio Missions in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Sweet is in the top 15 all time in Minor League Wins by a Manager.