|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Greenwich HS |
Western Connecticut State
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
1977 MIC Champions
1977 Fordham University Coach of the Year
1997 MIC Coach of the Year
American Football Association Hall of Fame
1997 Jack Coffey Award
David "Dave" Rice was the head coach for the Western Connecticut State University Colonials (1972–74) and the Fordham University Rams (1975–78) football teams. He compiled an overall record of 32–30–2, including the 1977 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference Championship while at Fordham.
Rice grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York and attended Hastings High School, graduating in 1957. He went on to play football at Ithaca College from 1957 to 1960, and then earned a master's degree from New York University.
Currently, he is married to his wife, Jeanne Taylor, who is the former assistant athletic director at the University of Mississippi. They reside in Marco Island, Florida.
Head coaching record
|Western Connecticut State Colonials (NAIA Independent) (1972–1974)|
|1972||Western Connecticut State||1–7|
|1973||Western Connecticut State||4–5|
|1974||Western Connecticut State||4–5|
|Fordham Rams (Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference) (1975–1977)|
|Fordham Rams (NCAA Division III Independent) (1978)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.|
- "Dave Rice coaching record". College Football DataWarehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=1972. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
- "David Rice, Commissioner". Southern States Football League. http://www.southernstatesfootball.com/admin.html. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
- "Dave Rice, Part I: Pillar of Marco has long history with athletics". News-Press.com. 18 February 2010. http://www.news-press.com/article/20100218/MARCOCOMMUNITY/100219049/-1/NATION/Dave-Rice--Part-I--Pillar-of-Marco-has-long-history-with-athletics. Retrieved 2 March 2010.[dead link]
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