Rice resigns at Eisenhower

Eisenhower coach John Rice resigned as head football coach because of a desire to spend more time with his family. The resignation was tendered last week according to Rice.

“I made the best decision for myself and my family,” Rice said. “The Eisenhower administration, faculty, staff, and students are a fantastic group of people, I wish them the best. At this point, I’ll probably seek an assistant coaching position somewhere.”

Rice, 47, has been in coaching for 25 years, starting in the San Diego area. He spent time in the Denver area, as a defensive coordinator at Louisville Trinity High School – one of the premier programs in the nation – in Indiana and as a defensive coordinator at Moreno Valley Canyon Springs High School in 2004-05. He became the head coach at Eisenhower, leading the Eagles to an 11-19 record.

Ike was 1-9 in his first season in 2006 and 5-5 the last two years. The Eagles have increased their league victories in every season under Rice, going from 1 in ’06 to 2 in ’07 to three this past season.

There will be a more in-depth story in Wednesday’s Sun.