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.
Joe Karlgaard's Latest Podcast Now Available
05/02/2016 - General Release - Rice Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard has released his ninth monthly podcast in which he updates Owls fans on a number of current projects and...
Rice Hosts Lamar Wednesday Night
05/03/2016 - Baseball - The Rice baseball team, 27-14 overall and ranked as high as No. 14 in the nation this week by both Baseball America and D1Baseball.com, returns to ...
Ustundag and Hansen Earn C-USA Accolades
05/02/2016 - M. Tennis - Rice men's tennis head coach Efe Ustundag has been named Conference USA Men's Tennis Coach of the Year while Jake Hansen was tabbed C-USA Freshman ...
Rice Tennis to Host NCAA Selection Party
04/29/2016 - M. Tennis - Rice tennis fans are invited to join with the members of the Owls men's and women's teams in the R Room at Rice Stadium Tuesday, May 3 for the...
Owls Get Offensive, Top Charlotte Saturday 12-4
04/30/2016 - Baseball - Sophomore outfielder Ryan Chandler registered a career-best four hits to lead a Rice season-high 17-hit attack in the Owls’ 12-4 Conference...
Owls Deliver Toy Drive Donations
05/03/2016 - Baseball - Players on the Rice baseball team made good on a recent promise, and delivered the donations collected from the program's recent Toy Drive to the...
Wayne Graham Radio Show Returns Monday Night
05/02/2016 - Baseball - The live, weekly Rice baseball radio show featuring the Owls' legendary head coach Wayne Graham returns Monday (May 2) at 7 pm.
Schmidt and Ho Lead Owls' C-USA Honors Parade
04/29/2016 - W. Tennis - Head coach Elizabeth Schmidt earned her fourth consecutive outright Conference USA Coach of the Year honor while Alison Ho captured the Owls'...
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