From the Office of the Director of Athletics, Dr. John Johnson –
Shawnee Mission South is excited to announce and welcome Mr. Mark Rice as the new Head Volleyball Coach and Art teacher at Shawnee Mission South High School. Coach Rice comes to us from Lee’s Summit West High School. Coach Rice has 20 years of head coaching experience, and a tremendous career resume.
- 8 years as Lee’s Summit West High School HC
- 8 years as Lee’s Summit High School HC
- 4 years as Northwest High School HC
- A 426-175-7 Career Record
- 7 Conference Championships
- 12 District Championships
- 5 Sectional Championships
- 4 Final 4 Appearances (2nd [2008, 2010], and 3rd)
- State Champion in 2007.
Coach Rice is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State, and holds his master’s degree in teaching from Webster University.
Dr. John Johnson, SM South AD, “We are very happy to have an educator and coach the quality of Mark Rice joining the Raider Family. His experience and success as a teacher, coach and mentor will contribute greatly to the wonderful culture we have at SM South. Welcome to South Coach Rice – Nothing Greater Than a Raider!”
Dr. Todd Dain, SMS Principal, “Coach Rice’s experience and achievements as a head coach speaks for itself. He has won several championships, but I am most excited about his ability to build positive relationships and impact the character of our student-athletes. We are excited to welcome Coach Rice and his family to our South community.”
Mark Rice, SMS Head Volleyball Coach, “I’m extremely excited to join the Shawnee Mission South Family. We are going to work tirelessly, on and off the court, to build something special that the South community can be proud of! I cannot wait to meet my players and parents and get to work.”