Dave Rice

Basketball Coach

Dave Rice was born in Pomona, California, United States on August 29th, 1968 and is the Basketball Coach. At the age of 55, Dave Rice biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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August 29, 1968
United States
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Pomona, California, United States
55 years old
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Basketball Coach
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Dave Rice Life

David Wayne Rice (born August 29, 1968) is an American college basketball coach and has served as the program's third-winning coach at UNLV.

He served as an assistant coach at the University of Nevada, Reno, and as an assistant coach at the University of Washington for the past two years (2017-present). Rice has been a Division I assistant coach for 21 years.

He spent 11 years as a college assistant at UNLV, winning 205 games during his tenure.

Rice has spent time as an assistant coach at Utah State, BYU, Nevada, and Washington.

The cumulative record of those teams over the past ten years was 259-82 for a.759 winning percentage.

The ten seasons saw eight trips to the NCAA Tournament, two berths in the NIT, and eight league championships – six regular season conference championships and two conference tournament titles.

Six first place finishes, three second place finishes, and one sixth place finish all showed.


Dave Rice Career

Playing career

Rice played for legendary UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, who was part of the 1989-90 UNLV Runnin' Rebels squad that won the NCAA men's basketball championship. Rice was also a member of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team, which went 34-1 and then advanced to the 1991 Final Four. He earned his bachelor's degree from UNLV in 1991 and an MBA in 1993, and was a Rhodes scholar candidate.

Coaching career

Rice began his teaching career as a graduate assistant coach for Jerry Tarkanian during the 1991-92 season after graduating from UNLV. In the final AP poll, the team finished 26-2 and was ranked seventh.

Rice spent the 1992-93 years as an assistant coach at Claremont High School for his father, Lowell Rice. The Baseline League Championship was won by Claremont High School, who went 21-7.

Rice served as an assistant coach at Chaffey Community College during the 1993-94 season. The 1993-94 Chaffey team had a 32-6 record and advanced to the California Community College Final Four.

Rice served as an assistant coach for Tim Grgurich in the 1994-95 season. Grgurich, Bill Bayno, and Charlie Spoonhour were all head coaches at UNLV. During that time, UNLV made seven appearances, captured a Mountain West Conference regular season conference championship (2000) and two conference tournament titles (WAC in 1998, MWC in 2000).

Rice left UNLV for Stew Morill's employees at Utah State University after UNLV recruited Lon Kruger. Rice was a student at the University of Utah from 2004 to 2005. The Aggies won the Big West conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament on season 24-8, defeating the season 24-8,1908.

Rice first joined BYU under Dave Rose in 2005 as an assistant. In 2008, he was appointed Associate Head Coach at BYU. Rice spent six seasons at BYU. During that time, BYU captured four regular season championships and the National Invitational Tournament once. The 2009-10 BYU team finished 30-6 and advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. The 2010-11 BYU team finished 32-5 and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. Jimmer Fredette, who was also named National Player of the Year, was also on the team. Rice left BYU after being hired to replace Kruger at UNLV in 2011.

Dave Rice, the UNLV head coach, was on staff for four seasons (2011–16). Rice set a 98-54 record during his time at the school, placing him third all-time in victories. Rice played in 51 games during his first two seasons, the most in the first two seasons by a UNLV head coach. His Runnin' Rebels teams spent 27 weeks in the top 25. Rice played ten games against teams ranked in the Top 25 during his time at UNLV. Marquee defeated North Carolina 90-80 in the Las Vegas Invitational's championship game on Nov. 27, 2011, and #3 Arizona defeated 67-67 on Dec. 23, 2014.

Anthony Bennett, the top overall pick in 2013 and Rashad Vaughn, the 2015 top picks, were also selected in the first round of the NBA draft.

Rice had seven players who signed on to play in the NBA during his time as UNLV's head coach.

UNLV's record in the 2015-16 season opened 7-1, with victories over ranked opponents, Indiana, and Oregon. Rice was forced to resign as the Runnin' Rebels head coach after losing five games in his last six games and a 0-3 start to conference, but interim coach Todd Simon was recalled on January 10, 2016.

Rice began as an assistant coach at the University of Nevada on April 27, 2016.

Rice was instrumental in Nevada's 28-7 Mountain West Regular season championship as well as its Mountain West Conference tournament championship, which also promoted the event to the NCAA tournament. In the first round, the Wolf Pack fell to #5 seed Iowa State, 84-73.

Rice was hired as an assistant coach by newly named Huskies head coach Mike Hopkins on April 4, 2017. Rice was instrumental in Washington's 21-13 record, including 10-8 in Pac-12 play, during the 2017-18 season. The squad defeated three Top 25 ranked teams: #2 Kansas, #9 Arizona, and #25 Arizona State. The team met expectations being hoped to finish tenth in the preseason but ended in sixth place. The Huskies were selected for the National Invitational Tournament and made it to the second round before losing to St. Mary's 85-81.

Rice was a leader in Washington during the 2018-19 season, leading Washington to a 27-9 record. The team was 15-3 in Pac-12 play and lifted the regular season conference championship by three games. In Las Vegas, the Huskies also qualified to the 2019 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball tournament. The Huskies earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament as the ninth seed in the Midwest Region. Washington won its first game of the NCAA Tournament, defeating Utah State 78-61.

In the second round, Washington was defeated by an 81-59 loss to top-seeded North Carolina, bringing an end to a great season.