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.
Golf Announces 2015-16 Schedule
07/30/2015 - M. Golf - Rice golf coach Justin Emil announced the release of the Owls 2015-16 schedule, Thursday afternoon. The Owls will compete in at least 11...
Dates Set For Team Camps
08/03/2015 - Baseball - The dates for the 2015 Rice Owls Baseball team camps have been set for Sept. 19-20.
Summer Ball Update
08/02/2015 - Baseball - Here's the weekly update on the Rice baseball players on their respective collegiate leagues across the nation.
Volleyball Picked to Finish Third in Conference...
07/30/2015 - W. Volleyball - Following a 23-10 campaign in 2014 and a trip to the Conference USA title game, the Rice Owls volleyball team was picked to finish third in the...
Golf Earns Team Academic Award from GCAA
07/29/2015 - M. Golf - A week after a pair of golfers earned All-America Scholar honors, the Rice golf team earned All-Academic Team honors from the Golf Coaches...
Men's Basketball Earns NABC Team Academic...
07/29/2015 - M. Basketball - For the third consecutive year, the Rice men's basketball team earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Award, announced...
Volleyball Earns Seventh Consecutive AVCA...
07/29/2015 - W. Volleyball - For a seventh consecutive season the Owls volleyball squad received the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)...
Owls Partner with STRIVR on Virtual Reality...
07/28/2015 - Football - Rice Athletics has joined a select number of schools in taking a bold technological leap forward by partnering with STRIVR Labs on an immersive...
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