NAU Athletics Hall of Fame
Dr. Steve Rice, Men’s Basketball Official Scorer,
NAU basketball has been a part of life for Dr. L. Stephen Rice since 1964 when he was a ball boy for Coach Herb Gregg. Dr. Rice began volunteering as the official scorekeeper for the NAU men’s basketball team in the 1980-81 basketball season. Along with the athletics program, Dr. Rice has been involved in NAU academics. Dr. Rice earned both a bachelors degree, masters degree and a doctorate in education from NAU. He served as adjunct faculty for the College of Education from 1983-2004. During this time he co-founded the PRAXIS Teacher Preparation Program at NAU. He has been an educator and principal in the Flagstaff School district from 1976-2004. Dr. Rice has four children Gabriel, Stephanie, Ammon, and Colin, and two grandchildren. By being inducted into the NAU Athletics Hall of fame Hall of Fame Dr. Rice is following the footsteps of his father Tuffy Rice who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.