Former JCHS Girls’ Basketball Coach Arrested Following Allegations Of Rape Amidst Other Charges

The former coach of the Johnson Central High School girls’ basketball team was arrested following indictments of rape and other charges.


54-year-old Darren Rice, of Wittensville, was arrested on Wednesday following a grand jury’s decision to charge him with one-count of rape in the third-degree, one-count of sexual abuse in the first degree, and sodomy in the third-degree. No details surrounding the allegations are known at this time.


Each charge is a class D felony. Each carries a potential sentence of between 1-5 years if Rice is convicted.


He is currently being held in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, in Paintsville.