Jason Rife begins his first season as an assistant coach with the University of Massachusetts. He will assist in all aspects of coaching.
Rife comes to UMass after serving as the top assistant at Washington and Lee (Va.) in the 2002 season. He helped guide the Generals to the NCAA Division III Final Four. The year prior to coaching at Washington and Lee, Rife held the same position at Whittier (Calif.).
Rife graduated from UMass in 1996 with a degree in sport management. He is currently pursuing a master's degree.
He was born on May 19, 1973, in Columbus, Ohio, and currently resides in Amherst.
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