King Rice

King Rice (born December 14, 1968)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Monmouth Hawks
Current conference: Coastal Athletic Association (CAA)
Monmouth record: 207-208 (.499)
Overall record: 207-208 (.499)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-present Monmouth
2006-2011 Vanderbilt (asst)
1998-2000 Providence (asst)
1993-1998 Illinois State (asst)
1992-1993 Oregon (asst)

King Rice Facts

  • King David Rice
  • Born December 14, 1968
  • Hometown: Binghamton, New York
  • Alma Mater: University of North Carolina (BA, 1992)
  • Played point guard for three seasons at UNC under Hall of Fame head coach Dean Smith, going to the Final Four in 1991
  • First coaching job was as an assistant at Oregon under head coach Jerry Green
  • Spent ten total seasons as an assistant coach to Kevin Stallings – five at Illinois State and five at Vanderbilt
  • Also spent two seasons at Providence as an assistance to head coach Tim Welsh
  • Between Providence and Vanderbilt, was the head coach of the Bahamas national basketball team (2001-2004)
  • Hired as the head coach of the Monmouth Hawks in March 2011

King Rice Coaching Tree

  • Sam Ferry (Rhode Island College)