Monmouth basketball coach King Rice signs 5-year contract
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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) King Rice, who has led Monmouth to a 55-15 record over the past two years, has signed a new five-year contract through the 2021-22 season.
University vice president and athletic director Dr. Marilyn McNeil announced the deal Friday.
Rice has been named MAAC Coach of the Year two years in a row, just the second coach in conference history to accomplish that feat outright. He has coached the Hawks to consecutive national postseason tournaments, hosting NIT games in West Long Branch two straight years.
Monmouth had a program-best 18 MAAC wins last season.
Rice has posted a 106-92 record at Monmouth.
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Updated August 11, 2017