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.
Zhang Earns C-USA Athlete of the Week Honors
01/17/2017 - W. Tennis - Rice junior Wendy Zhang has been named Conference USA’s first Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week of the 2017 season after posting an...
Ho and Zhang Spark Owls in Metroplex Finale
01/16/2017 - W. Tennis - Alison Ho and Wendy Zhang picked up wins in singles and combined on a win in doubles to highlight the efforts for Rice on the final day of the...
Mike Rhoades Radio Show Continues Tonight from ...
01/16/2017 - M. Basketball - The Mike Rhoades Radio Show continues tonight at 7 p.m. from the Gorgeous Gael Irish Bar (5555 Morningside Drive).
Owls Win Seven of Nine Matches on Day Two
01/15/2017 - W. Tennis - Lindsey Hodge picked up her second win of the spring without losing a game while Alison Ho and Priya Niezgoda ground out three-set wins to...
Second Half Run Sends Rice to 101-79 Victory...
01/14/2017 - M. Basketball - Egor Koulechov scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Rice used a big second-half to stop a two-game skid with a 101-79 rout of North Texas...
Owls Rally Late to Defeat North Texas, 51-49
01/14/2017 - W. Basketball - The Rice Owls women’s basketball team erased a 13-point third quarter deficit to capture their first C-USA victory of the season with a 51-49...
Owls Open With Sweep
01/14/2017 - M. Tennis - Jake Hansen and Eric Rutledge won twice to lead an effort that saw contributions from the entire lineup as the Rice men’s tennis team opened ...
Hodge and Zhang Lead Owls on Day One
01/14/2017 - W. Tennis - Lindsey Hodge and Wendy Zhang each one in singles and combined to pick up a win in doubles to lead the Rice women’s tennis team in the first ...
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