Dave Rice
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Greenwich HS
Columbia (assistant)
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.

Personal[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
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)
1975 Fordham 3–5–1
1976 Fordham 5–3–1
1977 Fordham 8–2 1st
Fordham Rams (NCAA Division III Independent) (1978)
1978 Fordham 7–3
Total: 32–30–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

References[edit | edit source]

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