Dave Rice (basketball)
August 29, 1968 |
|Mt. San Antonio CC
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|UNLV (grad. asst.)
Chaffey CC (asst.)
Utah State (asst.)
|Accomplishments and honors|
Rice played for legendary UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, part of the 1989-90 UNLV Runnin' Rebels squad that won the NCAA men's basketball championship. He earned his bachelors from UNLV 1991 and a MBA in 1993, and was a Rhodes scholar candidate.
After graduating from UNLV, Rice became an assistant coach for the Rebels, where he spent 11 seasons under head coaches Jerry Tarkanian, Tim Grgurich, Bill Bayno and Charlie Spoonhour. He left for Utah State University when UNLV hired Lon Kruger, and later was an assistant coach under Dave Rose at Brigham Young University.
He was hired to replace Kruger at UNLV in 2011.
UNLV has compiled wins over in-state rival UNR, a then-#19 Illinois, California, with his staple coming on November 26, 2011 as UNLV beat then-#1 North Carolina 90–80 in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
Head coaching record
|UNLV Runnin' Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2011–present)|
|2011–12||UNLV||26–9||9–5||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|2012–13||UNLV||25–10||10–6||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|UNLV:||89–42 (.679)||30–22 (.577)|
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