Chad Kocian started at Rice Athletics in the summer of 2011 as the department's Assistant Athletic Director for Sales and Marketing and was promoted to Associate AD for Marketing and Sales in May of 2013.
Kocian came to the South Main school from the National Senior Games, where he served in a variety of capacities including the national director for marketing and sponsor relations.
Previously, he worked as the athletics marketing coordinator at Louisiana State. While at LSU he managed all aspects of marketing for all varsity sports, including football, basketball and baseball, setting attendance records in all three. Furthermore, he developed the group ticket sales programs and worked with men's and women's basketball, as the two squads made their final four runs.
Before LSU, Kocian coached Texas high school football in Corpus Christi. A native of LaGrange, Texas, Chad graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in kinesiology in 2000 and earned a master's degree in sports management from LSU (2006).
Chad and his wife, Bethany, reside in Houston.
Taking A Stand
04/26/2017 - Football - Rice head football coach David Bailiff was joined by current Owls Calvin Anderson, Joseph Dill, Emmanuel Ellerbee, J.T Granato and Trey Martin at...
Golf Earns Ninth-Place Finish at Conference USA...
04/24/2017 - M. Golf - Rice finished 41-over par 299 to earn ninth-place at the Conference USA Championship, played at the par-72, 6,969-yard Texarkana Country Club.
Swim Team Announces Individual Award Winners
04/24/2017 - W. Swimming - Led by sophomore Marie-Claire Schillinger as the Rice Swimmer of the Year, Owl head swim coach Seth Huston announced the program's individual award...
Durkin's Forehand Makes Rice a Five-Time Champion
04/23/2017 - W. Tennis - As the seesaw battle for the 2017 Conference USA Women’s Tennis Championship seemed to be trending towards the challengers from Florida...
15 Minutes Earns Owls Repeat Title
04/24/2017 - M. Tennis - For nearly two and half hours, Old Dominion seemed on its way to capturing its first Conference USA Men’s Tennis Championship and dethroning ...
Golf Tied for Eighth-Place after One Round at C...
04/23/2017 - M. Golf - Rice shot an 11-over par 299 to sit in an eighth-place tie after the opening round of the Conference USA Championship, played at the par-72, 6,969-...
Wayne Graham Radio Show Returns Monday Night
04/24/2017 - Baseball - The weekly Rice baseball radio show featuring the Owls' legendary head coach Wayne Graham returns Monday (April 24) at 7 pm. This is the fifth show...
Owls Get Offensive To Complete Series Sweep
04/22/2017 - Baseball - The Rice baseball team got offensive Saturday, combining for 23 runs on 27 hits including three home runs, to take both games of a Conference USA...
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