|Title:||Offensive Line Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator|
|Recruiting Area:||New York City/Westchester County/Long Island|
John Tice enters his third season as the Setters' offensive
line coach and co-offensive coordinator.
A 10-year National Football League veteran, Tice was a third-round choice of the Saints in the 1983 NFL Draft. He played in 134 games at tight end during his professional career and drew 56 starts.
Tice retired from the National Football League in 1992 due to a serious shoulder injury. At that time, he ranked ninth on the Saints’ career receptions list (158) and 11th on New Orleans’ games played chart (134). He closed his professional career with 1,602 receiving yards and 15 touchdown receptions.
From 1985 through 1991, Tice missed only three contests. During a four-year stretch from 1985 to 1988, he caught 103 passes for 1,074 yards and 12 touchdowns. He enjoyed his finest season in 1986 when he registered a career-high 37 receptions for a career-best 330 yards. He registered another career standard the following year when he pulled down six touchdown receptions.
At the conclusion of his playing days, the Central Islip, N.Y., native entered the private business sector and served as a volunteer football coach for several high schools in Florida.
He joined the coaching staff of the Minnesota Vikings in 1999 as an offensive assistant before adding duties as the club’s tight ends coach in 2000. In all, he spent seven years on Minnesota’s coaching staff. From 2002-05, he served under his brother Mike, who was the Vikings’ head coach. In 2009, Tice was the Offensive Line Coach for the New York Sentinals of the UFL.
A 1983 graduate of the University of Maryland, Tice earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as a senior by both the Associated Press and The Sporting News. He ranked as the Terrapins’ leading receiver during each of his final two seasons and played under then-Maryland Head Coach Bobby Ross as a senior.
Tice resides in West Point with his wife, Barbara, and children: John-Eric, Alexis, Michael, and twins, Carly and Clayton.