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The Swinging Green Door: Lake Show On The Look For New Football Coach, As Tyrice Grice Retires

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, February 15, 2023, 2:05 pm

West Bloomfield football coach Tyrice Grice retired last week after two years as the Lake Show’s leader on the gridiron. The 55-year old Grice wants to spend more time focused on his business.

Before taking the reins of the nationally-respected program in 2021, Grice headed West Bloomfield’s defense for a decade. His L-Boys clubs went a combined 18-4 in his time as head coach. He was Ron Bellamy’s defensive coordinator for the team’s 2020 state title. Bellamy left to accept an assistant coaching gig in the hours after winning the crown and Grice grabbed the mantle. In his first year as the head coach in ’21, Grice guided West Bloomfield to a district title.

Grice prepped at Detroit Pershing in the 1980s and played in college as a defensive back at Western Michigan. Prior to coming to West Bloomfield, he served as head coach at Detroit Renaissance and was the defensive coordinator at now-shuttered Southfield-Lathrup.

With a roster filled with college recruits, the West Bloomfield job will certainly be a hot commodity in the area’s coaching profession. The Lake Show returns Blue Chippers Brandon Davis-Swain (DE), Kari Jackson (LB) and Jamir Benjamin (CB), as well as highly-regarded dual-threat quarterback Reqez Nance and up-and-coming linebacker prospect Montele Johnson (LB). Benjamin committed to Stanford back in December.