Leon Rice (basketball)
Leon Paul Rice (born November 25, 1963) is an American college basketball coach, and the head men's basketball coach at Boise State University. Rice replaced Greg Graham as head coach of the Broncos on March 26, 2010. In his first season as head coach, he led Boise State to the finals of the 2011 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament and to the semifinals of the 2011 College Basketball Invitational. He is the first Boise State head coach to win 20 games in two of his first three seasons and has 20 or more wins in seven of his first eight seasons. In 2013, he guided the Broncos to their first ever at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. In 2015, he led the Broncos to their first ever Mountain West regular season championship, and first conference title for Boise State since 2008, and was named the Mountain West coach of the year.
Rice conducts a postgame interview in 2016.
|Born||November 25, 1963|
|Alma mater||Washington State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1992–1994||Northern Colorado (asst.)|
|1996–1998||Yakima Valley CC (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|MW regular season (2015)|
|MW Coach of the Year (2015)|
Head coaching recordEdit
|Boise State Broncos (Western Athletic Conference) (2010–2011)|
|2010–11||Boise State||22–13||10–6||2nd||CBI Semifinals|
|Boise State Broncos (Mountain West Conference) (2011–present)|
|2012–13||Boise State||21–11||9–7||T–4th||NCAA First Four|
|2014–15||Boise State||25–9||14–4||T–1st||NCAA First Four|
|2016–17||Boise State||20–12||12–6||3rd||NIT Second Round|
|2017–18||Boise State||23–9||13–5||2nd||NIT First Round|
|Boise State:||178–116 (.605)||88–67 (.568)|
Postseason invitational champion
Rice was born on November 25, 1963 in Richland, Washington. He graduated from Washington State University in 1984.
Rice and his wife, Robin, had three boys together, Brock, Max, and Kade. Brock, the oldest, completed his freshman basketball season at Northwest Christian University, where he averaged 5.1 points off the bench for the Bearcats. Max is a freshman, playing for his dad at Boise State.
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