Henry R. Rice III, Executive Director of Administrative Services and District Athletic Director for Pamlico County Schools, was elected to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). Mr. Rice will be filling the vacancy in Region 2 left by Fred Lynch, Athletic Director from Laney High School in Wilmington, NC and will serve on the board for a four year term.
This followed the work of the Nominating Committee on Monday, April 3, 2023 at the Association offices in Chapel Hill. The committee studied and reviewed all names submitted at regional meetings and/or on-line before voting during their regular Business Meeting on Thursday, May 4th.
Mr. Rice, a Pamlico County High School graduate, received his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Master of School Administration from East Carolina University. Mr. Rice has served as a school administrator in Pamlico County Schools for 25 years beginning as Assistant Principal and Principal at Pamlico County Middle School, then Principal at Pamlico County High School before moving to the Pamlico County Schools District Office in 2013.
Outside of his service to Pamlico County Schools, Mr. Rice has been involved in high school athletics as a football official for over 30 years. Throughout the years, he has been selected to officiate in four state football championship games, including two independent schools, the 2004 2AA Western Alamance / Charlotte Catholic Championship, and the 2018 2AA Shelby / North Davidson Championship.
Mr. Rice says, “I am excited about the opportunity to become a voice in making the rules and regulations which govern athletics for the NCHSAA. I look forward to representing Pamlico County Schools, as well as other small school districts throughout the state. I’m ready to get started.”