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.
Owls Conclude Season-Long Road Trip at LA Tech
02/24/2017 - W. Basketball - The Rice Owls women’s basketball team wraps up their season-long road trip with their final away contest of the regular season Saturday...
Evans’ Layup Gives Rice 72-71 Overtime...
02/23/2017 - M. Basketball - Marcus Evans’ layup with 1.9 seconds left gave Rice its first lead of overtime and the 72-71 victory over Southern Miss, Thursday night at...
Owls Win Streak Snapped at Southern Miss
02/23/2017 - W. Basketball - Rice redshirt sophomore Nicole Iademarco registered a career-high 26 points but it wasn’t enough to help the Owls run their C-USA win streak ...
Swimmers In Third Place After Day Two At C-USA ...
02/23/2017 - W. Swimming - Rice junior swimmer Jaecey Parham posted the second-fastest mark in school history to take second in the 200-yard individual medley, and sophomore ...
Men's Hoops Looks to Get Back On Track against ...
02/22/2017 - M. Basketball - Rice looks to get back on track this Thursday, Feb. 23, when it hosts Southern Miss. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT and will be live-streamed at CUSA...
Owls Host Two This Weekend
02/23/2017 - W. Tennis - The Rice women’s tennis team, fresh off of jumping back into the national top 25, will host a pair of matches this weekend at the George R....
Stern Tests Await Owls at Blue Gray National...
02/23/2017 - M. Tennis - The 47th ranked Rice men’s tennis team will renew some old acquaintances and get a taste of tournament-style dual competition when they...
Owls Second After Opening Day of C-USA Swim Meet
02/22/2017 - W. Swimming - The Rice swim team is in second place after the first day of action at the annual Conference USA Championships held Wednesday night in Atlanta, Ga.
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