The off season is underway for the Boise State Broncos, and the team could be looking for a new coach as Leon Rice has emerged as a candidate for the St. Louis University Men’s basketball head coaching job.
Late last night the Idaho Idaho Statesmen reported that Rice reported that Rice has interviewed for the job.
Coach Rice has spent six years with Boise State, before that he spent 12 years as an assistant with Gonzaga which is very similar to St. Louis University.
Both Schools are private institutions and neither one of them have football. Rice has 122-75 record with Boise State and has made two trips to the NCAA tournament. Former Oklahoma State Head Coach Travis Ford has also interviewed twice for the open job at St. Louis, and Fresno State’s Head Coach Rodney Terry has thrown his name in the mix according to CBS Sports.
If Rice takes the position at St. Louis if he brings along his staff it will be the first time for any of them heading east as no current staff member has coached in the Midwest.
Rice has spent time with Gonzaga, Northern Colorado and Oregon. Jeff Linder his associate head coach has spent time at Colorado, Weber State and San Francisco. Rice other assistant John Rillie played for the Zags, and has coached in Australia before coming to Boise State.