Administration Coaching Staff
Associate Director of Administrative Operations/Special Assistant to Vice President & Director of Athletics
Armani Rice joined the Duke Athletics staff in July of 2010 where she served as the Assistant Director of Iron Dukes Special Events for three years before transitioning into the Assistant Director of Administrative Operations/Human Resources role. Rice currently serves as the department’s Associate Director of Administrative Operations/Special Assistant to Vice President & Director of Athletics. In this dimension, Rice oversees the day-to-day operations for the athletic administration staff which include oversight responsibilities for the athletic director’s routine commitments, public relations obligations, and traditional correspondence.
Rice is a 2008 graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She was a member of the three-time Mountain West Conference Champion women’s soccer team as well as a Mountain West Conference All-Academic team member. After graduation, Rice served as the Branding and Communications intern at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
A native of Denver, Colo., Rice is a Masters of Professional Studies in Strategic Public Relations candidate from the Graduate School of Professional Studies at George Washington University. She is a member of the Colorado Association of Black Journalist, Advocates for Athletic Equity and has served on several committees throughout the athletic department.