Homer Rice

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
2 8-24-0 25.00% 0-0 0.00%

Coaching Tree


Bill Johnson


Frank Gansz


Career Summary

Homer Rice was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1978 to 1979, finishing his career as the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Over his two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 8-24-0. He was the head coach of the Bengals for the 1979 season. The Bengals went 4-12-0 in this lone season as a head coach. During his career he was a head coach for one season.

Homer Rice Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Rice served as an assistant coach for Bill Johnson. He spent one years as an assistant coach to Bill Johnson, finishing as the interim head coach/quarterbacks coach in 1978. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Frank Gansz, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Homer Rice's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs for two seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 8-22-1 and 0-0 in the playoffs.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1979 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1978 Cincinnati Bengals Interim Head Coach / Quarterbacks Coach 4-12-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 1
  • Named the interim head coach during the 1978 season for the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Past teams coached for: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Homer Rice was an accomplished athlete and played with the Brooklyn Dodgers and was briefly a teammate of Jackie Robinson.