Ray Rice takes assistant coaching job at his high school

AP

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice has spoken to younger players about the domestic violence incident that ended his playing career and now he’ll be working with them on the field as well.

Rice has taken a job as a volunteer assistant coach at New Rochelle High School, where he played before going on to Rutgers and the NFL. Coach Lou Dirienzo said that Rice will be the team’s running backs coach and will also work with the defensive backs.

Dirienzo said that Rice has been a frequent presence around the team in the last few years and that the job won’t represent a major change.

“Ray has been around with us and mentoring kids and taking kids under his wing for us,” DiRienzo said, via the Journal News. “Now that he has more time, he’s taking more of an active role.”

Rice’s schedule with the team will be set up to accommodate speaking engagements like a recent visit to Tampa to talk to Buccaneers rookies.

17 responses to “Ray Rice takes assistant coaching job at his high school

  1. I love the “Now that he has more time” quote… that’s something of an understatement considering that’s he’s been skulking around his old high school for so long they finally threw him a bone.

  2. I have a few questions.

    First, how did he pass a background check in order to become employed by a school?

    Further, what is he doing for a living? Asst. Coaches only make a few grand. And no benefits.

    And, lastly…I really think Rice is sincere in his attempts to make amends for his crime. If he can get through to one or two young men, perhaps throwing his life away will make a difference.

  3. Rice made approximately 28 million in his last 4 seasons prior to the unforetunate incident. I think he is probably coaching at noncharge to the school system. I hat he did was horrible but he has evidently changed his life around. I would have no problem coaching one of my grand children.

  4. Wow, surprised at all of the animosity towards Ray Rice. All he did was beat his wife — it’s not like he participated in a non-violent protest or something.

  5. seanx40 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 4:10 PM
    I have a few questions.

    First, how did he pass a background check in order to become employed by a school?

    Further, what is he doing for a living? Asst. Coaches only make a few grand. And no benefits.

    And, lastly…I really think Rice is sincere in his attempts to make amends for his crime. If he can get through to one or two young men, perhaps throwing his life away will make a difference.

    Reading comprehension must not be a strong suit of yours, it strictly said volunteer assistant coach. If you had read that before charging in guns blazing you’d know he probably didn’t have one done as a VOLUNTEER! Read!

  6. Not that I think he is good enough to play in the NFL at this point, but if he’s repented enough to be allowed to work with kids at a school he should be able to get a tryout if a team thinks he has anything to offer. That said, you can see the NFL isn’t interested in old RBs coming off bad seasons or long layoffs. Even someone like Ben Tate can’t get a tryout.

  7. If you think a guy who made about 500 times the average yearly salary of a U.S. worker with a college degree by the age of 27 needs to work at Burger King a few years later, I don’t know if that says more than him or you.

  8. Actually, most states require that even volunteers need to pass a background check. Easy on the snark

    Other then the incident with his wife what would you expect to find?i highly doubt his old stomping grounds would look too deeply and I tire a chance to have a former NFL player on staff.

  9. Just wow. I’m trying to imagine my kid’s highschool hiring a teacher or coach that every parent knew KOd his wife. I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t go over so well. What kind of assbackwards school administration would allow such stupidity?

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