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Ron Rice, Detroit Lion's Alumnus

Ron Rice graduated from U of D Jesuit High School (Detroit, MI) in 1990 where he was named First Team All-League, All-Catholic and All-Metro as a defensive back in football. Rice then when on to graduate from Eastern Michigan University in 1995. As a student athlete, Mr. Rice anchored the EMU Football team’s defense from the 1991-1994 seasons as a two time All Conference Safety. In 1991, he led the Mid American Conference and finished 2nd in the nation in kickoff returns. Rice finished his career as the sixth leading tackler in EMU history with 325.

Mr. Rice then enjoyed a stellar career as Strong Safety and Co-Captain with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League from 1995 - 2002. In 2000, Rice was awarded The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award from the NFL and the Detroit Lions for his community involvement. In 2002, he was forced into retirement due to a career ending neck injury. He recorded 477 totals, 5.5 sacks and 12 interceptions in his professional career. His on and off the field efforts landed him in the EMU Hall of Fame in 2003. Rice currently serves as president of the National Football League Players Association Former Players, Detroit.

Coach Michael B. JonesCoach Jones has been the Defensive Back coach at Case Western Reserve University for the past four seasons. He has coached several all UUA conference players and one All AFCA All American, which is the first in the school’s history. Case has enjoyed a 39-4 record in the past four seasons and three Div. III national playoff berths.

Coach Jones, prior to coaching at Case Western Reserve, was the Head Football coach at Cleveland Heights High School for seven seasons. He had great success on and off the field with his student-athletes. Jones helped provide opportunities for his student-athletes to continue their studies and to play football at a variety of colleges and universities. One example: Barry Cofield who attended Northwestern University, where he played four years of Big Ten football and graduated on time. He entered the NFL in 2006 with the New York Giants, where he earned a Super Bowl Championship in 2007.

Prior to Cleveland Heights, Coach Jones was the Defensive Coordinator at Ohio Northern University for six seasons. He coached several All OAC conference players and several Div. III All Americans. He was a part of the programs first ever national playoff berth, making it to the Elite 8. Several student-athletes had NFL, XFL and CFL opportunities like Jamal Roberson, Ben Snell and Nate Riles.

Jones was the Defensive Coordinator at Trotwood Madison High School for seven seasons before Ohio Northern. He had the opportunity to coach several All GMVC conference players and several All Ohio players. One example: Duane Butler who attended Illinois State University, where he had a standout career and graduated on time. He entered a 10 year career in the NFL, XFL and CFL. He played in 3 Grey Cups with Alouettes.

Coach Jones is a native of Ohio, graduated from Trotwood Madison High school in 1983 and from Wittenberg University in 1987. He was a three sport athlete in high school, where he was All GMC Conference player in all three sports and captain of his teams in his senior year. At Wittenberg, he was a 4 year letterman and a 2 time All OAC first team selection.

Jones is happily married and a father of two.

Memberships, Affiliations and Volunteer Activities:

  • AFCA, American Football Coaches Association
  • AAHPERD, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • OHPHERD, Ohio Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • Educational License, Health and Physical Education (7th – 12th grade)
  • Northeast Ohio Coaches Association
  • BCA, Black Coaches
  • OHSFCA, Ohio High School Football Coaches Association

John Bowman, Montreal Alouettes

2010: Montreal Alouettes
Tied for first in the CFL for most forced fumbles and finished second for most sacks and also tied for first on the Alouettes for most tackles for a loss.

2009: Montreal Alouettes
Led the CFL for most sacks and most forced fumbles and finished second on the Alouettes for most tackles for a loss.

2008: Montreal Alouettes
Led the Alouettes in fumble recoveries and was second in sacks and tackles for losses.

2007: Montreal Alouettes
Led the Alouettes in fumble recoveries and was second in sacks.

2006: Rome Renegades - Montreal Alouettes
Played for the American Indoor Football League Rome Renegades, recording 10 sacks. He then joined the Alouettes.

2005: Dayton Beach Hawgs (af2)
Played for the AFL2 Daytona Beach Hawgs.

2000-2003: Wingate Bulldogs (NCAA)
Finished his career second all-time on the Bulldogs for most sacks with 23 and most tackles for a loss with 33...He set a school record with 15 sacks in a single season in 2003...He played 38 career games.

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