Rice Athletics is committed to excellence in and out of the classroom. Our program is based on a foundation of commitment to working hard and getting better every day! From the girls' program to the boys' program, we encourage all athletes to participate in as many sports as possible, knowing that the more participation you have, and the more competitive the environment. This allows us to move towards our goal of advancing beyond district and reaching for the greatest possible outcome each and every season.

Our coaches and faculty are here to encourage, motivate, and guide these young women and men to become the best classmates, teammates, and leaders possible. All of this is made possible by the full support of the Rice ISD administration, School Board and community that wants the absolute best for our children.

Meet the Coaches:

 Michael Scott Tharp Steve Burkett

Michael Scott

Athletic Director

Dalton Tharp

Head Baseball/ Asst Football

Steve Burkett

Asst Football/Head Boys Track

Antonio Burks Chris Bruce Bunyard

Antonio Burks

 Girls Coordinator/Head Girls Basketball/Track


Chris Bruce

Asst Football/Basketball/Track

Paul Bunyard

Asst Football/Baseball/JH Boys Basketball

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Gennard Johnson

Defensive Coordinator/Head Boys Powerlifting/ Track

Channing Coffey

Head Boys Basketball/Asst Footbal/Track/Tennis

Zachery Peterson

 Asst Footbal, Basketball, Baseball

Kylee Fowler Cheyenne Fults Harralson

Kylee Fowler

Head Volleyball/JH Basketball/Asst Softball

Cheyenne Fults

Head Softball/Asst Volleyball

        Shelby Harralson

        Head Girls Powerlifing        JH Volleyball/Track

Allen Glenn

Morgan Allen

Cross Country/Head Girls Track

         Kiara Glenn             

 Girls Basketball/JH Volleyball/Track



Rice Athletic Booster Club
2022-2023 Officers

If you are interested in helping with the Rice Athletic Booster Club, please contact one of the officers listed below. We would love to add you to our email list!


Ashley Jones

Vice President

Neil Chapman


Shanna Lopez


Kathleen Herrin

Volunteer Coordinator

April Grant

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