Winter Park police back on scene at dead UCF exec's home

Winter Park police are back at the home, where they say a University of Central Florida faculty member was found dead under suspicious circumstances.

Saturday will mark one week since 65-year-old Michael Redlick was found dead inside his home on Temple Drive.

Two Winter Park police cars were parked in the driveway for most of the afternoon and investigators have been seen going in and out of the home.

Meanwhile, Winter Park police will only say this is an active investigation.

Around 9:30 a.m Saturday, first responders were called to the home, where they found Redlick's body.

Redlick was the director of external affairs and corporate partnerships for the DeVos Sport Business Management program at the University of Central Florida.

Investigators said they had reason to believe Redlick did not die naturally, but have given few updates since.

Richard Lapchick, a co-worker in the program, said he already misses hearing Redlick, known as “Red,” laughing just a couple of doors down from his office.

“He was just a warm guy, funny,” he said.

Lapchick worked for the University of Central Florida’s DeVos Business Management Program, where Redlick was the director of external affairs and corporate partnerships, first as a professor, then leading placement of graduate students in internships and jobs.


“I've gotten maybe 150 emails and texts from former students and most of them talked about how they wouldn't be where they were today if he hadn't helped them get placed in there,” said Lapchick.

Lapchick said he and his colleagues felt fortunate to have Redlick on staff.

“He was making a significant amount of money in the sports industry as a major executive and took a significant pay cut because he wanted to serve the younger generation, as he put it,” said Lapchick.

The 65-year-old father of two, ages 11 and 15, had previously spent 20 years in senior vice president roles with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the San Francisco 49ers, the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers, and the Memphis Grizzlies.

At UCF, Lapchick said Redlick volunteered his time and marketing experience to help students organize projects such as the onePULSE Foundation’s annual Rainbow Run, which last year raised more than $100,000.

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