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.

JOE ROBINSON April 15, 2013 at 08:36 PM
gjc April 15, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Would you allow your 12-year-old daughter to be under the influence of this "man?" One of the biggest jobs of parents is to protect their kids from harm. This is not an isolated, "somebody said something" about Rice. He's has a track record of maniacal behavior.
Jerry April 15, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Many of you must not have played any kind of organized sports!!!! This guy has great knowledge of the game and let the best of his emotions get the better of him, which unfortunately was caught on video (cell phone). Not that i agree with some of his actions but now coaching 12 year old girls on an aau team which is usually the top talent around that try out for these teams by the way. Parents are usually very involved with such teams so lets not rush to judgement give the guy a break.
martha rodriguez April 15, 2013 at 10:57 PM
parents would complain if they did not agree with his actions, but yes, some coaches are only worried about winning, winning, winning!!! You do not need to yell or hurt the girl's self-esteem to coach, and it might be bad for his blood pressure also, lol, lol, lol!! Calm down, coach, it's only a little girls' team!!!!
martha rodriguez April 15, 2013 at 11:09 PM
the thing is that it's not; or somebody would have done something about it already; the parents are the ones who should complain if need be
martha rodriguez April 15, 2013 at 11:13 PM
good for you!!! your daughter will excell if she is doing something she really likes; my son LOVED, LOVED soccer when he was a kid; and although the coach was not abusive at all, he made comments about the kids who were not good enough, according to his standards, and as a result he quit the team and stopped playing; a shame, I could not convince him to join another team, now he is 22, and he still loves watching soccer on tv, but he never played again.
Dean Lawson April 15, 2013 at 11:41 PM
People that think Rice should be coaching must be as nuts as he is.
GRN April 16, 2013 at 12:50 AM
On the whole the coaching institution is one of extreme pressure, intimidation and exerting fear into the player. This includes humiliation as well. The idea of it all is to build character and make a winner of the team. Win at any cost. It's the American way.
Patrick Rodgers April 16, 2013 at 01:18 AM
If Rice was mistreating the girls, the parents would be the first to know. If the girls and their parents are happy with their coach, leave them the hell along and find something else to whine about.
Patrick Rodgers April 16, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Show me a coach who is happy to lose and I will show you a coach who is a loser.
tommy whirple April 16, 2013 at 03:16 AM
sorry jerry, this was not a one-time event. It's who this guy really is. if he treated me like he treated his Rutgers players, there would have been a helluva fight right then and there. it would have been bloody too. Nobody should tolerate the stuff he did to his players.
Cathy April 16, 2013 at 03:46 AM
What really concerns me the most here is the vehemence that people are using towards Mike Rice. He went to Anger Management while employed by Rutgers, and there is no evidence of repeated behavior since. C'mon leave the guy and his family alone he is a dad, put yourselves in his shoes, everytime you call him a name you hurt his kids. .Two wrongs, don't make a right. Personally, I say, three cheers for the Shore Shots for giving a talented coach a chance to give back to the community.
Julia Weeks April 16, 2013 at 06:04 AM
Rutgers Basketball coach has been fired for physically and verbally abusing the players. This of course, was the proper thing to do. So then why is it okay for the governor of the very state this university is situated in (New Jersey), Chris Christy, to verbally abuse reporters and his constituency by sometimes referring to them as idiots and get away with it? Not only does the media rarely call him out regarding this, they refer to him as a "rising star" and possible presidential contender in 2016. So one man gets fired for a certain type of behavior, while another is recommended for president for the same type of conduct? This is very ironic as the governor should set the example of the type of behavior everyone aspires to!
Mel April 16, 2013 at 08:50 AM
Many parents are as "crazy" as Rice. They accept that kind of behavior because they think they have or want to hAve the next Jordon. My child was on AAU team and coaches acted just like Rice, I spoke up & got ganged up against by parents & coaches. My son isn't playing for them this year, but guess who is still coaching? You got it...Anthony "Rice" & Jim "Rice". it's a shame these individuals are allowed to treat children in this way. Parents need to wake up!
WADE T SHARP April 16, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Laurence Lee April 16, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Sounds like someone has an axe to grind with Mike Rice. If it were true I am sure he could have videoed a portion of the game to proove his allegations. Think about it for a second, you go to the game to see if this guy is coaching and behaving poorly and you don't video any of it? Sounds like people are just piling on.
Mike April 16, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Animated YES! Bad Guy - NO! I'm a parent that hates the newer parental influence that has guided athletics recently, including "Everybody Gets a Trophy" There is no place for liberals in athletics. Anyone that has followed Mike Rice's career new what they were getting with his coaching style and this should be no shock to people that are familiar with him. If you were on the inside you would know that Rice is dealing with kids that think they are rock stars and sometimes you have to try to crack into their thick sculls - literally. Where are all the Bobby Knight haters? He's still regarded as one of the greatest coaches ever...
Randy Soller April 16, 2013 at 01:08 PM
People, let me remind you, these are, 12 and 13 year old GIRLS......does a man with previous abusive tendencies have the right to be coaching at the middle school level with the same intensity he was useing with much older kids?.....Seriously......
FOBESQ April 16, 2013 at 02:04 PM
This lunatic should be institutionalized and the key thrown away.
Bill Smith April 16, 2013 at 02:26 PM
LEAVE THE GUY ALONE.. I ref'ed that game over the weekend...No problems.. Other coaches were far worse..
jorge fernandez April 16, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Any type of sports is very competitive. Coach can not baby his players. Like in other walks of life, there are some who are participating with 110% commintment, there are some without the desire to win and must and should be pushed to their imits by the coach EITHER YOU ARE IN OR SHIP OUT AND MAKE ROOM FOR DEDICATED PLAYERS. A coach is not a baby sitter.
Billy Goat April 17, 2013 at 10:50 AM
I think it is sad that Mike Rice would put this sort of scrutiny on his daughter's team. I cannot imagine how his daughter feels when she google's his name or reads the ugly comments above. Really what he should have done was taken a year off from AAU coaching and allowed the dust to settle. That would have been the smart thing. By continuing to coach that AAU team, he left the door open for criticism.
Jeff April 18, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Jorge, there's a difference between coaching and abuse. Rice is abusive.
Jeff April 18, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Unfortunately, some parents are only worried about winning, winning, winning, and it's their kids that lose.
Jeff April 18, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Oh, it is NOT! You think John Wooden, the most successful coach in NCAA history, intimidated and exerted fear in his players? People need to stop making excuses for bad "coaches".
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.


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