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.
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01/19/2017 - W. Basketball - A valiant Rice Owls women’s basketball team’s comeback came up just short Thursday evening, dropping a 70-67 decision in overtime to...
Bailiff Announces New Defensive Staff Members
01/18/2017 - Football - Brian Stewart, who has coordinated defenses at both the NFL and FBS levels, and Scott Vestal, who has coached defensive backs in both the Big 12...
Men’s Basketball Opens Road Swing at...
01/18/2017 - M. Basketball - Rice begins a two-game road trip this Thursday, Jan. 19, when it travels to Ruston, La., to face Louisiana Tech. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. CT...
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01/17/2017 - W. Basketball - After 18 days away from home, the Rice Owls finally return to Tudor Fieldhouse on Thursday when they host the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters at 7 p.m.
Volleyball Releases Spring Schedule
01/18/2017 - W. Volleyball - Rice volleyball head coach Genny Volpe announced on Wednesday the team's 2017 spring schedule, which will get underway on Saturday, Feb. 25 when...
Obiozor Selected C-USA Co-Athlete of the Week
01/17/2017 - W. Track - Rice senior jumper Cybil Obiozor was named the Conference USA Co-Female Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
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...
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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...
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