My first year: L’Anse’s Chad Rice

5/20/2020 | Feature | By Bryce Derouin

F irst-year coaches may meet some of the unexpected challenges high school basketball presents. So this offseason, Upbeat will check in with head coaches to have them reflect on their first varsity basketball head coaching experience and discuss how they will use that to shape the program going forward.

We continue this series with Chad Rice, who led the L’Anse girls to a 20-4 record and a berth in a Division 4 regional final against rival Baraga. Rice discusses the key adjustments he made for his team’s turnaround and goes in-depth about what it was like coaching his junior daughter, Maija, who was named All-UP Second Team.

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