Vanderbilt assistant King Rice to coach Monmouth

Monmouth has hired Vanderbilt assistant King Rice as its

basketball coach.

The Northeast Conference school plans to introduce King at a

news conference Wednesday.

Rice will replace Dave Calloway, who resigned under pressure

after the Hawks’ fifth straight losing season.

Rice has 13 seasons of college coaching experience, the last 10

working with Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings. The Commodores made

the NCAA tournament four of the last five seasons.