Tim Rice is entering his second season with the Thundering Herd. He comes to Marshall after spending two seasons coaching at Tacoma Community College of the North Western Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC).
In 2003, his team at Tacoma won the Western Division Championship with a 33-9 record, the first time this had been accomplished in 22 years. Tacoma placed third at the NWAACC Tournament. While at Tacoma, Rice coached catchers and base running and assisted with the hitters. The team had seven all-region players, including the 2003 All-Region MVP. Tacoma's catcher earned All-Western Division and All-Region honors.
Prior to coaching, Rice had a successful collegiate playing career. After playing the 1999 season at Tacoma as team captain, he transferred to the University of Washington, where he was the starting catcher. In 2000, he won the Jerry Thorton Unsung Hero Award. In 2002, his Husky team made the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Rice graduated from Washington in 2002 with a BA in history. He is married to Hillary from Spokane, Wash, and they reside in Ashland, Ky. His wife is an elementary school teacher.