King Rice, 30, begins his second season as an assistant coach on Tim Welsh's staff at Providence College. The former North Carolina University standout came to Providence in 1998 after five years as an assistant to Kevin Stallings at Illinois State University.
As one of the Redbirds top assistants, Rice coordinated the recruiting efforts for the highly successful Illinois State program.
In his first recruiting campaign with the Friars, Rice helped bring in the highly-touted group which was ranked as the eighth best in the nation by Hoop Scoop Magazine.
Rice started his coaching career in 1992 when he served as an assistant at the University of Oregon for one season.
A 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Rice started as a junior and a senior for Dean Smith's Tar Heels. In his final season, the talented point guard led his team to the Final Four and was voted the team's outstanding senior by his teammates.
He finished his career ranked third on the Tar Heels all-time assist list with 629 to finish behind Kenny Smith and Phil Ford. He is 11th all-time on the ACC assist list with 6.2 assists per game in 140 career games.
Following college, Rice played professionally in England before returning to North Carolina to finish his degree in radio, television and motion pictures in 1992 while handling administrative duties in the Carolina basketball office.
Rice is a native of Binghamton, New York where he was one of that state's all-time great schoolboy players.
King and his wife, Summer, reside in North Providence, Rhode Island.
Full Name: King Rice
Birthdate: December 14, 1968
Family: Married, wife Summer
High School: Binghamton High School '87
College: University of North Carolina '92 Bachelor of Arts - Radio-TV-Motion Pictures
Coaching: Assistant Coach, Providence College 1998-present Assistant Coach, Illinois State University 1993-1998 Assistant Coach, University of Oregon 1992-93
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