Dave Rice (American football)

Dave Rice
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1940 (age 7576)
Playing career
1957–1960 Ithaca
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1961–1968 Greenwich HS
1969–1971 Columbia (assistant)
1972–1974 Western Connecticut State
1975–1978 Fordham
Head coaching record
Overall 32–30–2
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 (born c. 1940)[1] 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.


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

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
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
Western Connecticut State: 9–17
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
Fordham: 23–13–2
Total: 32–30–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


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