Portage Soccer Club President; Head Coach Girls 01 Green and Boys 98 Green
Coach Rice holds a USSF National D level license and has 25 year of coaching experience for the PSC. He began coaching for the PSC in 1990 and is the longest tenured coach in WMYSA. Over that time he has coached boys and girls teams including many players who excelled in local high school programs, all levels of college play and one player who plays professionally.
Over the past few years he has co-coached the 97 Boys Green team (Premier 1 champions) and the 89 Boys team which won multiple Elite Championships, 2 State Cup quarter-final runs as well as tournament championships across the Midwest. The 98 Boys Green team were the Spring 2015 MSPSP Champions in Premier Classic 2.
He is well respected in the soccer community for his coaching and volunteerism. He has been an integral part of the Portage Soccer Club board and an active member holding various positions within the West Michigan Youth Soccer Association.
When not coaching (his first love) Rice is serving his 2nd term as PSC President (1997-2003 and 2007 to present), Portage Soccer Classic Director (2004 to present), WMYSA Clinic Coordinator, and Chair of the United Soccer Foundation (the non profit organization that raised the monies to build the Portage Soccer Complex and improvements to River Oaks Soccer Complex).