Richard Luce played baseball, basketball, and football for Sand Springs High School from 1954 through 1956 and made the All-State Team in baseball. Luce was the Senior Class President in 1956 and was a member of Boys' State that year.
During his senior season, Luce batted .412 and once had three home runs in a double-header.
Sandite football went 4-6 his senior season and Sandite basketball went 16-13.
He went on to play baseball for Oklahoma Baptist University from 1957 through 1960 and was named to the Shawnee Oklahoma All-Star team in 1959.