David Rice brings a wealth of basketball coaching experience to Future College Prep. Rice has been coaching basketball for 26 years at the high school and prep school level. He has worked with FCP head coach Les Bean since 2009 as an assistant coach. Rice also served as the house manager, academic advisor, recruiting coordinator, as well as media relations and game day operations. Coach Rice has helped over 50 players to qualify and earn college basketball scholarships while working for FCP.
Coach Rice has also worked as a sports/community events reporter for the Daily Breeze Newspaper in Torrance, interviewing many famous athletes including basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, rock music icon Gene Simmons (lead singer of the band KISS), basketball stars Lonzo and Lemelo Ball, baseball stars Albert Pujols, and Mike Trout.
Coach Rice is well-connected with more than 300 college basketball coaches throughout the NCAA and he uses this to promote FCP players in order to help with the recruitment process.
Coach Rice is a native California born in Long Beach. He graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University (FSU) in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Coach Rice also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Concordia University in Irvine which he earned in. He is a fully creditentialed teacher in elementary and middle school with an emphasis in mathematics in California and has been teaching for 25 years.
Coach Rice is a hard-worker and is dedicated to helping student-athletes achieve their goal of earning a college scholarship.