Mike Rhoades

Mike Rhoades (born September 21, 1972)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: VCU Rams
Current conference: Atlantic-10 Conference (A-10)
Randolph-Macon record^: 197–76 (.722)
Rice record: 47-52 (.475)
VCU record: 102-53 (.658)
Overall record^: 346-181 (.657)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2019, 2021)
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2022)
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2017)
  • Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champion:  1  (2019)
  • ODAC (Div III) Regular Season Champion:  4  (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Atlantic 10 Tournament Champion:  0
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  4  (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  2  (2002, 2003)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-present VCU
2014-2017 Rice
2011-2014 VCU (assoc. HC)
2009-2011 VCU (asst)
1999-2009 Randolph-Macon
1996-1999 Randolph-Macon (asst)

Mike Rhoades Facts

  • Michael David Rhoades
  • Born September 21, 1972
  • Hometown: Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Lebanon Valley College (BA, 1995)
  • Played at D-III Lebanon Valley, earning All-America honors twice and named D-III National POY in 1995 by USA Today
  • Spent one year playing professionally in France after graduating
  • First coaching job was a three-year stint as an assistant at D-III Randolph-Macon (VA) under Hal Nunnally
  • Became head coach there in 1999; went 197-76 in 10 years, winning four ODAC titles and twice reaching the D-III Sweet Sixteen
  • Joined Shaka Smart‘s first VCU staff as an assistant in 2009; promoted to associate head coach in 2011
  • Hired in March 2014 to be the new head coach at Rice University
    • Led the Owls to the 2017 CBI, winning 23 games after inheriting a team that had lost 23 games the year before
  • Returned to VCU in March 2017 when he was hired as the Rams’ new head coach
    • Claimed the 2019 Atlantic 10 regular season title in his second season, earning A-10 COY honors and a NCAA bid
    • Reached the NCAA Tournament again in 2021 as a 10-seed, but the team’s First Round game against 7-seed Oregon was cancelled due to a positive COVID-19 test (ruled a “No Contest”)
  • Along with his wife, Jodie, has two sons and one daughter
    • Father was the late James J. Rhoades, a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1981 until his death in 2008

Mike Rhoades Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels