Home » Athletics » Basketball » Men's Basketball » Coaches

Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

Coach Kevin Rice

Head Coach - Kevin Rice

Coach Kevin Rice, a former Division Junior College star at Midland (TX) and NCAA Division I star at Utah State before leading his Bismarck team to multiple CBA World Championships, will guide the Thunderbirds on their search for another National Tournament appearance and continued improvement year in and year out. Rice has just completed his third season as Head Coach of the Thunderbirds, leading the 2012-2013 team to a runner-up finish in Region XIII.

Professional Basketball Playing & Coaching Experience:

  • 2000-2001 Player - Dakota Wizards ~ International Basketball Association (IBA) - IBA Championship 2001, Bismarck, ND
  • 2002-2003 Player - Dakota Wizards ~ Continental Basketball Association (CBA), CBA Championship 2002, Bismarck, ND
  • 2004-2005 Player - Darussafaka Sports Club ~ Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2005-2006 Tel-Aviv, Israel for Ironi Ramat Gan Sports Club ~ finished out the year with Ironi Nahariya Sports Club, Israel (Final Four)
  • 2006-2007 Assistant Coach - Dakota Wizards, NBDL (NBA Development League), D-League Championship 2007, Bismarck, ND
  • 2007-2008 Player and Player/Coach - Minot Skyrockets (CBA), Minot, ND, Won Division "American Conference” Lost in game five of Championship. CBA All-Star
  • 2008-2009 Assistant Coach - Dakota Wizards, NBDL (NBA Development League), Bismarck, ND
  • 2009 Assistant Coach with the Memphis Grizzles (Summer League in Las Vegas)
  • 2009-2010 Assistant Coach - Dakota Wizards, NBDL (NBA Development League), Bismarck, ND
  • 2010-2011 Head Men’s Coach - United Tribes Technical College
  • 2011-2012 Head Men’s Coach - United Tribes Technical College

Highlights:

  • East Central “High School” Conference 1st team and MVP 92-93
  • 1995 Midland “Junior College” 5th Place National Finish 94 ~ Conference MVP 95.
  • 2000-2001 International Basketball Association Champions
  • 2002-2003 Continental Basketball Association Champions ~ CBA All-Defensive 1st Team
  • 002-03 CBA Defensive Player of the Year and to the 2002-03 CBA All-Defensive Team. All CBA 2nd Team
  • 2004 “Turkish Pro League” Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2007 NBDL (NBA Development League) Champions
  • 2008 CBA All-Star ~ Minot Skyrockets


Coaching Staff

Head Coach
Kevin Rice

Email: krice@uttc.edu
Phone: (701) 255-3285 Ext. 1361

Become A Thunderbird!