UPDATED: Disgraced Rutgers Coach Mike Rice Coaches 12-Year-Old Girls Team

Mike Rice was recently fired from his spot as the head coach of Rutgers Basketball for his aggressive coaching techniques.

HOLMDEL, NJ -- Former Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice is continuing his coaching career, with the NJ Shore Shots 7th grade girls team.

Brian Geltzeiler of Hoopscritic.com shed light pointed out on Twitter that Rice was seen in Holmdel "as crazy as ever."

"One of my moles is watching Mike Rice coach 12 year old girls at Holmdel High in NJ right now as crazy as ever yelling @ both refs and kids," he said on Twitter.

Rice, who was fired from his position after a video of aggressive coaching practices aired on ESPN, has apparently been coaching his daughter Katie's team for years, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Rice can be found on the coaches list for the NJ Shore Shots online. The AAU team pulls from several townships in the area.

According to an updated AAU bracket, the game in question was won by the Shore Shots, which advances them to the next round in the tournament.

Geltzeiler went on to say that a former Temple University basketball player saw Rice coaching the team, and called him a "lunatic."

"Former Temple player @MikeThreeswyk saw Rice yesterday at Stone Bridge Middle School and used the word 'lunatic' to describe his coaching."

Mike Vreeswyk, who played for Temple from 1985 to 1989, said he was there to witness Rice.

"I was there and can verify it's true. He was a lunatic yesterday at Stone Bridge Middle School as well."

Deadspin.com originally picked up Geltzweiler's story, and cited a source close to the AAU team who said the parents fully support Rice.

Three anonymous team parents told CBS Sports the accounts are a "total fabrication."

"It's a total fabrication," one father told CBS Sports. "It's not true. Was he yelling and screaming at the refs and the girls? No way."

Tell us: do you think Mike Rice should be coaching kids?

Patch has reached out to Rice and will update this story accordingly.

Jeff April 18, 2013 at 01:09 PM
No evidence? He's STILL doing it, but to 12 year old girls. Can't you read?
Pamela Woodward April 20, 2013 at 09:45 AM
Jeff, sadly GRN is right.....American society of today has become a win at all cost mentality which is why we are going in such a bad direction. Society had a much different moral compass when Wooden was coaching.
Pamela Woodward April 20, 2013 at 09:46 AM
If 18-22 year old boys didn't say anything what makes you think a 12 yr old girl will
Jeanne Abinader Wall April 30, 2013 at 06:22 PM
This is stupid... Even if there is no concern for the children, why would Holmdel even want this liability?? We should be protecting our children before anything else... but then there's another article about a sex offender priest in Colts Neck... Wake up people and protect our children BEFORE something bad happens...
Kaitlyn Anness May 01, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Jeanne, Rice was coaching at a tournament in Holmdel, he is not a Holmdel coach. He coaches the NJ ShoreShots, a regional select team.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »