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Hecklinski, Rice join MU coaching staff

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Manchester University Director of Athletics Rick Espeset has announced the hiring of assistant coaches in football and wrestling.

Joe Hecklinski and Aaron Rice will be joining the football staff, while Chad Cook is assisting in wrestling.

Hecklinski, the nephew of former Spartan men's basketball standout Ron Hecklinski, helped lead Marian University to a 6-5 record a year ago as the Knights' starting quarterback. He threw for more than 2,000 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior year and was also a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and Mid-States Football all-academic honoree as part of his collegiate career. Hecklinski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in math and secondary education in May 2014.

Rice, who earned his Bachelor of Arts in business from Kalamazoo College in May 2012, has been part of three coaching opportunities prior to joining MU's staff. He was an assistant coach for his alma mater working with running backs and special teams from April 2013-July 2014; was the junior varsity running backs and defensive backs coach for Parchment (Mich.) High School from Aug. 2012-April 2013; and served as wide receiver and defensive backs coach for the Western Michigan Mayhem from Aug. 2008-May 2010. Rice also starred for the Hornets as a football and baseball player during his collegiate career.

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