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.
Wayne Graham Radio Show Returns Monday Night
04/24/2017 - Baseball - The weekly Rice baseball radio show featuring the Owls' legendary head coach Wayne Graham returns Monday (April 24) at 7 pm. This is the fifth show...
Owls Get Offensive To Complete Series Sweep
04/22/2017 - Baseball - The Rice baseball team got offensive Saturday, combining for 23 runs on 27 hits including three home runs, to take both games of a Conference USA...
Warren Aces Semifinal Test
04/22/2017 - M. Tennis - David Warren blasted a pair service aces to thwart a Middle Tennessee rally and send the Rice men’s tennis team back to a third consecutive...
Owls Earn Sixth Consecutive C-USA Final Berth
04/22/2017 - W. Tennis - Lindsey Hodge downed her second straight nationally-ranked opponent as the Rice women’s tennis team earned a trip to a sixth consecutive...
Jackson Breaks 200m School Record
04/23/2017 - W. Track - Rice redshirt freshman Hannah Jackson established a new Rice record in the 200m dash to highlight an all-around solid day for the Owls at Saturday&...
Golf Readies for Conference USA Championship
04/22/2017 - M. Golf - Coming off a victory at the Jim West Intercollegiate, Rice looks to take its strong play into the Conference USA Championship, played Sunday-Wedne...
Owls Shine in Throws at J. Fred Duckett Twilight
04/23/2017 - M. Track - The Rice Owls men’s track & field team won four events and performed extraordinarily well in the throwing events Saturday at the 14th annual ...
Gray Blasts Two Homers As Rice Defeats WKU 8-4
04/21/2017 - Baseball - By the time the rain started to come down a little harder in the later innings - hard enough to postpone the second game of an attempted Conference...
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