Ray Rice “officiallly” becomes running backs coach at New Rochelle (New York)

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After several seasons of helping-out at his alma mater, former NFL running back Ray Rice is now a coach at New Rochelle High School in New York.  According to The Journal News, which is part of the USA TODAY network, Rice, who was released by the Baltimore Ravens after he was arrested for assaulting his then-fiancee Janay in 2014 in an Atlantic City casino elevator, is now New Rochelle’s running backs coach, plus he’ll help-out with the team’s secondary.

Rice began working with the team while he was suspended from the NFL for the incident.  The NFL reinstated Rice on November 28, 2014, but no team has tried to sign him.

According to the newspaper, nothing has really changed since Rice returned to the high school football program several years ago, except he now has an official title.  Rice, who led New Rochelle to back-to-back appearances in New York’s Class AA state championship in 2003 and 2004, is considered an unpaid volunteer.  New Rochelle won the state championship in 2003.

Since 2014, Rice has been very active speaking-out against domestic violence.  He has also married Janay and according to The Journal News‘ story, the two have attended several New Rochelle sporting events together.

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