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Mack B. Rhoades IV

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Vice President for Intercollegiat...

University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston , Texas 77204
United States

Company Description: The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for...   more

Employment History

  • Athletic Director
    University of Houston
  • Associate Athletic Director
  • Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director
  • Assistant Athletic Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Vice President
  • Director of Athletics
    University of Akron
  • Director of Athletics
  • Vice President
    Intercollegiate Athletics University of Houston

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Texas Bowl


  • bachelor's degree , physical education
    University of Arizona
  • master's degree , sports management and marketing
    Indiana University
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Mack Rhoades understands that this is what I expect."
Mack Rhoades became the 11th director of athletics in University of Houston history with his hiring in June 2009 after an award-winning career at the University of Akron.
With his vision of an award-winning Athletics Department, both academically and athletically, Rhoades has electrified the University and City of Houston with his bold plans for Houston Athletics as its brand continues to spread nationally.
All of this has been done while remaining true to the department's core values: Accountability, Excellence, Inclusivity, Integrity, Loyalty and Sportsmanship.
Working with Dr. Renu Khator, Rhoades successfully steered Houston into a new era as the University was invited in December of 2011 to join The American Athletic Conference beginning with the 2013-14 academic year.
The three conference titles marked the first of eight in Rhoades' first three years on campus. Under his direction, Houston teams have advanced to postseason competition 28 times while 31 individuals have earned All-America honors.
Rhoades also has been a leader in the development of the Cougar Pride Leadership Academy. As one of just a handful across the nation, the program brings student-athletes together as freshmen through to graduation with activities that promote the complete person.
A leader among conference administrators as well, Rhoades was selected to The American Athletic Conference TV Committee after having served as the Conference USA chairperson for the Championship and Site Selection Committee.
AT AKRON This kind of leadership is nothing new for Rhoades during his professional career.
Most impressively, Rhoades led Akron to success while balancing the budget each of his last three years. In 2008-09, he implemented a zero-based budget, where coaches and unit heads pre-planned spending in order to present a need-based budget proposal to the University Board of Trustees. With a proven track record of budget management and proactive steps, Rhoades gained support from University officials, allowing the department's budget to grow from $13.5 million to $19.2 million during his tenure.
His drive for perfection and expectation of excellence quickly put his name on the map nationally. Rhoades served as a member of the NCAA Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet -- also serving on the Administrative Committee of that cabinet as well as leading the communications committee for the MAC.
On the business end of the spectrum, Rhoades played a key role and was chairperson on the steering committee in the Zips' new on-campus football and multi-use facility -- InfoCision Stadium/Summa Field -- which opened in September 2009.
He also oversaw vast improvements to all facilities.
Rhoades increased staffing levels across the department, adding 10 full-time assistant coaches and creating more than 30 full-time and graduate assistants positions within the department.
AT UTEP Rhoades came to Akron after a seven-year stint at UTEP, where he most recently served as the executive senior associate athletics director. He worked his way up the ranks with the Miners after joining the staff as assistant AD for development.
In his final role with UTEP, Rhoades oversaw all fundraising, the marketing and media relations offices as well as football external operations, men's basketball, men's golf, licensing, Miner Athletic Club and the athletics ticket office.
While at UTEP, Rhoades administered the Athletic Major Gift Program, through which $9.1 million was raised. He also was instrumental in increasing marketing revenue from $800,000 to $1.33 million in just four years. In addition, he guided UTEP to being among the conference leaders in attendance for football and men's basketball.
Rhoades was heavily involved in athletics facility upgrades at UTEP, including the construction of the $11 million Larry K. Durham Sports Center which houses state-of-the-art football coaches' offices and locker rooms, as well as a training room and strength and conditioning center for all sports.
EARLY CAREER Prior to his stint at UTEP, he worked at Marquette, where he was the athletics advancement officer. In that role, Rhoades oversaw all external operations for the Office of Athletic Advancement and the Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund.
Rhoades worked for one year as an athletics marketing assistant for Yale, where he developed marketing plans for football, men's basketball, men's ice hockey and the NCAA Fencing Championships. Additionally, he obtained sponsorship agreements for Yale Athletics.
PERSONAL A graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in physical education, Rhoades later attended Indiana University where he earned his master's degree in sports management and marketing.
He and his wife, Amy, have three daughters - Nicolette, Natalie and Noelle.
El Paso News and Television : KTSM NewsChannel 9 -, 2 Dec 2002 [cached]
Monday, October 28, 2002 -- Newschannel 9 sports has learned UTEP Athletic Director and Associate A.D. Mack Rhodes traveled to Pittsburgh Sunday, and Champagne, Illinios on Monday to speak with two assistant coaches about the UTEP head basketball opening.
El Paso Times Online, 9 Dec 2004 [cached]
UTEP assistant athletic director Mack Rhoades is one of four finalists for the athletic director job at Troy University in Troy, Ala., according to the school's athletic Web site.
Rhoades, officially UTEP's executive senior associate athletic director, confirmed he will interview with university officials Dec. 16.
"It's an opportunity that I felt like I had to look into for both my family and myself professionally," Rhoades said."Troy University has made great strides and has a very bright future.Likewise, the athletics department has moved from Division 2 to 1-AA to the 1-A level and is committed to ensuring the athletics program is successful."
In its first season of 1-A play this year, the Troy football team upset Missouri, gave defending national champion LSU a fight and qualified for the Silicon Valley Bowl against Northern Illinois.
Rhoades, 38, has been a candidate for three other athletic director jobs.He removed his name as a finalist for the Louisiana-Monroe job this past summer and also removed his name from the finalists' list at Sacramento State.Also, he turned down the job at Evansville.
Rhoades has served on the athletic staff at UTEP in a variety of capacities since 1998.His current duties include oversight of all fund-raising, marketing, media relations, licensing, television and radio and season-ticket sales.He also oversees football and men's basketball and was an integral part of the recent job searches that resulted in the hirings of football coach Mike Price and basketball coach Doc Sadler.
"I'm a candidate because of the successes we have had here at UTEP, and that is due to a lot of people," Rhoades said.
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