Fredericton Christian Academy (FCA) is pleased to announce the hiring of John Rice as their new Varsity Boys Basketball head coach. Coach Rice is a high-energy leader committed to being a part of our school and student athlete development. He has a tremendous basketball pedigree of developing and mentoring high-quality student-athletes. His relentless work ethic, passion for the game and clear vision of how to build a program capable of competing at the highest levels are impressive.
Rice has been coaching basketball for over 20 years, and has coached at the varsity and junior varsity level in New Brunswick, and at the university level in Maine. His successes include 6 provincial championships, and numerous finals appearances. The past 4 years Coach Rice has led the Fredericton High School JV Men’s Black Kats resulting in provincial championships the past two seasons.
“I am honoured to be named the head coach of the FCA men's basketball program,” said Rice. “FCA has a great tradition of success and I look forward to putting together a staff and team that will enable us to build on that tradition. Our goal from day one will be to coach and develop champions, leaders and student athletes who portray a Godly attitude on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.”
Overall, Rice has 297 wins as a head coach with a winning percentage of almost 80% and has mentored and coached numerous former and current university players. Coach Rice is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and University of Maine Presque Isle.
Coach Rice is the 4th head coach in the program history and takes over a program that has reached the provincial final in 5 of the last 9 years. Jonathan McAloon who has been coaching the varsity boy’s team for 22 years will be moving to the FCA middle school basketball coaching ranks.
We look forward to our student-athletes and fans getting to know Coach Rice, wife Heidi (who also works at FCA), sons Rayne and Micah and watching this program flourish under his direction. For information regarding this press release or any programs at Fredericton Christian Academy please visit our website at www.fcae.ca or contact us at 458-9379
Fredericton Christian Academy
778 MacLaren Ave.
Fredericton NB E3A 3L7