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.
Boys of Summer-ball; Weekly Update
06/26/2016 - Baseball - Rice baseball players are staying busy this summer playing in a host of collegiate leagues across the country. Here's a weekly look at the Owls'...
Baseball America Honors Ford Proctor
06/27/2016 - Baseball - The postseason baseball honors continue for Rice freshman Ford Proctor. The Owls' rookie shortstop has been named a first team Freshman All-America...
Swinney Sound & Solid at U.S. Olympic Trials
06/26/2016 - W. Swimming - Rice sophomore Kaitlyn Swinney was sound and solid representing Rice in her first-ever appearance in the United States Olympic Swim Trials on...
Karakolis Named Academic All-American
06/24/2016 - M. Track - Rice senior thrower Evan Karakolis was selected to the 2016 Academic All-America Division I Track & Field/Cross Country First Team for a second...
Rice Swimmers Compete at 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
06/24/2016 - W. Swimming - Rice’s Kiley Beall, Marie-Claire Schillinger and Kaitlyn Swinney are participating in the United States Olympic Swim Trials starting on...
Waite Set to Run at the British Championships
06/24/2016 - W. Track - Former Rice Owl Lennie Waite will get her opportunity to earn a trip to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil this Sunday when she'll compete in the...
Golf Signee Brown Takes Second at Western...
06/24/2016 - M. Golf - Rice golf signee Trevor Brown finished in second-place at the 99th Western Junior Championship, played at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak, Mich.
Soccer Schedule Announced; Season Tickets...
06/23/2016 - W. Soccer - Season tickets for Rice soccer, featuring home games at the Owls' new on-campus soccer venue, are now available for the team's 2016 schedule...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store