Ray Rice Promoted to Assistant Coach at Shenandoah

WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University head men's lacrosse coach Brian Jenkins announced Friday that he has promoted Ray Rice to assistant coach. Rice, who completed his playing career in 2008 and has been a volunteer assistant since the fall of 2008, moves into the top assistant position with this promotion.

Rice moves into the spot vacated by Kyle Fleishmann, who left SU earlier this month to take the head coaching job at Thomas (Maine) College. Fleishmann was the top assistant at Shenandoah for three seasons.

Rice was a four-year starter for SU as a long-stick defenseman and is still second all-time in caused turnovers, 65, fifth in groundballs, 219, and eighth in games played, 52. Rice is a Syracuse, N.Y. native.

"When Kyle told me that he was going to accept the job at Thomas, I knew that I wanted to promote Ray," Jenkins said.

"He was like a coach on the field for me for four years and has done a terrific job as a volunteer assistant for the last two seasons. He is a tremendous asset to the program and I am glad he is going to be able to take this next step in his coaching career here at Shenandoah."

The Hornets open their 2011 season on February 19 versus Frostburg State.


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