Georgetown Track & Field Names Ed Rice as an Assistant Coach for 2005-06 Season
July 14, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - Georgetown University Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Ron Helmer announced that Ed Rice will join the GU coaching staff as an assistant track & field coach for the 2005-06 season. He will concentrate on the field events, specifically the shot put and discus.
Rice brings to Georgetown a wealth of coaching and teaching experience. He has been head boys coach, director of track & field and a math teacher at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA, since 1969, as well as an assistant football coach. Rice has coached numerous IAC League Throwing Champions in the shot and discus as well as several team champions and Penn Relays' winners.
In addition to his teaching, head coaching and director duties. Rice has acted as Episcopal's Athletic Director for 11 years and had two stints as head football coach.
Rice is also involved in local community. He has earned the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Teacher Award as well as the 2004 Gerald R. Ford Football Award as an Outstanding High School Football Coach. Rice is a lifetime member of AFCA as well a long-standing member of the US Track Coaches Association.
For six years (1963-1969), Rice was employed at Sidwell Friends in Washington, DC. After one season as an assistant track & field coach, he spent five years as head coach, leading Sidwell Friends to several throwing league championships in shot put and discus. Rice was also a varsity head coach and assistant football coach at Sidwell. He also taught math at the prestigious school.
Rice graduated from Boston University in 1963. He was a point scorer for BU in several regional championships in the hammer and was named Senior MVP.
Rice is an alum of Phillips Academy, Class of 1958. He was the national record holder in the 16-lb. hammer and a three-year letter winner in track & field, as well as a team captain. Rice also played varsity football at Phillips where he earned All-Northeast honors.
Rice is married to Betsy, a teacher at St. Stephen's/St. Agnes in Alexandria, VA. She is also the head volleyball and assistant track & field coach at St. Stephen's/St. Agnes. The couple resides in Arlington, VA, and has two children, Adam and Christine, both teachers, and two grandchildren.