A 1990 graduate of Babson, Jamie Rice is currently in his ninth season as head coach of the men's ice hockey program. Rice has enjoyed great success in his first eight years back at his alma mater, leading the Beavers to a 119-84-17 record and a top-15 national ranking in all but three seasons. He was named ECAC East Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the prestigious Edward Jeremiah Award, given annually to the top coach in Division III ice hockey, in 2006, and in 2007 was named New England Coach of the Year after guiding Babson to its first ECAC East championship since 1992 and its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1993. Rice then led Babson to the ECAC East Championship and the program's 14th bid to the NCAA Tourney in 2009, as well as two more trips to the conference championship game in 2010 and 2011.
Rice returned to Babson in 2004 after spending 14 years as an assistant coach at Colby College, Dartmouth College, Brown University, and Northeastern University. During his five-year tenure at Brown, he helped guide the Bears to a 1993 NCAA Tournament appearance and a 1995 Ivy League Championship.
A native of Newton, Massachusetts, Rice played four seasons at the forward position for Babson from 1986 to 1990, helping the Beavers amass a spectacular record of 81-31-10 during that stretch. He recorded 24 goals and 55 assists for 79 points in 116 career games, including a career-high 32 points in 1988-89.
In addition to the college ranks, Rice coaches in the Massachusetts Satellite Program and for USA Hockey, most recently as a head coach at the USA Hockey Select 15 Festival in St. Cloud, Minnnesota in the summer of 2006. He also serves as the director of the Babson College Summer Hockey Camp, and he is a well-respected lecturer for USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program.
Rice earned his Master's Degree in Education from Boston University in 1998. He currently resides in Walpole, Massachusetts with his wife, Stephanie, his nine-year old son, Mark, and five-year old twin daughters, Erika and Kayla.