Former NFL star Ray Rice finally got another job in football, at his high school alma mater.
Rice, a former Super Bowl Champion who signed a $35 million deal in 2012, has taken a volunteer assistant coaching job at New Rochelle High School in New Jersey. He will be the running backs coach and will also work with the defensive backs.
New Rochelle coach Lou Dirienzo tells The Journal News that the former Baltimore Raven has been around the team for some time and is now taking a more active role.
“Ray’s been volunteering and mentoring these kids and training these kids and coaching these kids and on the sidelines on Saturdays,” he says. “He’s been a volunteer for the last three years. He just happens to have more time in his schedule now.”
Rice has more time in his schedule because he has essentially been blackballed from the NFL. In 2014, video surfaced of him attacking his then-fiancee and now wife Janay Palmer in an elevator. The NFL placed him on suspension and the Ravens later released him. He was reinstated into the NFL but no team has signed him.