At least 150 graduates of Rice University are employed full time in the sports and entertainment industry. 

 

As of Spring 2017, these graduates include:

Pro Sports Teams

Organization   Alumnus Position 
Baltimore Ravens OJ Brigance '92 Director of Player Development
Dallas Cowboys Will McClay '89 Senior Director of College & Pro Scouting
Denver Broncos Klein Kubiak '13 Southwest Area Scout
Harlem Globetrotters Aryn Bryant '01 Senior Director of Marketing and Sponsorships
Houston Astros Justin Wolin '15 Business Analyst
Houston Astros Evan Stackpole '14 Major League Video Coordinator & Analyst
Houston Astros Jose Enrique Cruz '13 National Partnership Development
Houston Dynamo Kimberly Sutton '11 Customer Service Specialist
Houston Dynamo Frank Arnold '08 Director of Enterprise Operations
Houston Dynamo Jen Cooper '90 Game Day Staff Coordinator
Houston Rockets Travis Stockbridge '15 Basketball Operations
Houston Texans Sean Washington '94 Director of Player Engagement 
Houston Texans Larry Izzo '02 Special Teams Coordinator
Indiana Pacers Carl Daniels '88 Vice President of Player Relations
Los Angeles Dodgers Danny Lehmann '15 Advance Scout
Main Red Claws Dajuan Eubanks '94 President
New Orleans Pelicans Somak Sarkar '13 Basketball Operations Strategic Analyst
New Orleans Pelicans Jimmy "JJ" Polk '97 Executive Director of Basketball Administration
Philadelphia 76'ers Mariah Riddlesprigger '14 Basketball Operations
SSB Vukovi Brent Barnes '93 Head Coach
Washington Redskins Tony Wyllie '07 (MBA) Senior Vice President of Communications
     

Sports Apparel and Manufacturers

Organization   Alumnus Position 
10 Star Apparel Aaron Luna '15 Chief Operating Officer
Academic Specialties Brian Smith '14 Account Manager
Academy Sports + Outdoors Jason Tung '04 Director of Strategy
Academy Sports + Outdoors Alex Francis '13 Replenishment Analyst
Academy Sports + Outdoors Mary Mikell Lampton '14 Category Strategy Analyst
Academy Sports + Outdoors Stephanie Wei '13 Marketing Analyst
Academy Sports + Outdoors Dominique Bessette '15 Merchant Event Analyst
Academy Sports + Outdoors Lilly Marrow '14 Replenishment Analyst
Academy Sports + Outdoors Leo Huang '09 (MBA) Senior Analyst, Strategic Pricing
Advocare Laurie McNamara '12 Product Manager
Astro Turf Troy Squires '77 Global Director, Sales & Marketing
Callaway Golf Robert Hamilton '08 Senior Developer
Deckers Brand Wendy Yang '86 Teva Brand President
Earnest Sports Travis Hancuff '92 National Sales
Johnson Outdoors Cherry Rafferty (MEE '99) Senior Software Engineer
Kaos Sports Apparel Bert Emmanuel '94 Owner
Luke's Locker Jerry Fuqua '82 Footwear Specialist
Markwort Sporting Goods Glenn Markwort '75 Vice President
Nike  Carlo Quinonez '03 Business Manager, Global Sourcing & Manufacturing
Nike Robert Mardock (MBA '07) Business Ops & Planner Manager - Global Brand Imaging
Nike Florence Hahn '91 Business Process Manager
Nike Bo Sripharphan '15 Business Planner
Nike Jesse Tsu '11 Category Business Manager, Nike Jordan Brand
Nike Carly Frennea (MBA '07, Ph.D. '15) Engagement Science Manager, Global Consumer Knowledge
Nike Alex Cameron '04 Finance Director, Global Sourcing and Manufacturing
Nike Torsten Nullmeier '82 Finance Director, Northern Europe
Nike Basketball Christine Jeon '12 Jordan Strategic Account Executive
Pico Fishing Lures Steve Frick '80 Owner
Soccer4All Jen Cooper '90 Manager
SportStar Athletics Brandon Yelovich '11 Account Director
Strava, Inc. Nicole Justice '08 Product Manager
TaylorMade Adidas Golf Company John Lukin '00 Director of Legal Affairs
Under Armour Elena Gumbs '16 Brand Ambassador
Under Armour Britany Williams '10 Key Account Manager
Under Armour Daniel Pessing '05 Run Specialty Sales Territory Rep
Under Armour-Basketball Julian Duncan '99 (MBA '06) Head of Brand Management
Waterford Precision Cycles Johanna Heller '03 Sales & Customer Service Account Manager
     

Sports Governing Bodies

Organization   Alumnus Position 
ATP Tour Tony Haerle '06 Tour Manager
College Football Playoff Ryan Hall '02 Director of Community Relations
Harris County Houston Sports Authority Becca Koval '15 Event Coordinator - Bassmaster Classic
International Yacht Racing Federation Michael Bond (Vuitton) '97 Associate Director
Mexican Football Federations Decio Demaria '84 President
MLB Player's Association Jose Cruz Jr. '13 Player Representative
MLB Player's Association Ian Penny '85 Senior Labor Counsel
National Football Foundation Matthew Sign '92 Chief Operation Officer
NBA Ryan Glassman '13 Associate Coordinator, Events
NBA China Tal Moriah '10 Manager Global Marketing Partnerships
PGA Tour Ian Knight '87 Director of Championship Management
US Anti-Doping Agency Adrian Jones '16 Athlete Services Coordinator
     

Sport and Entertainment Media

Organization   Alumnus Position 
ABC Studios Milinda McNeely '79 Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
ESPN Jeremy Mills '97 Statistics Manager
ESPN3 Jonathan Yardley '05 Broadcaster
FloSports Nick Schenck '11 (MBA) Vice President of Customer Acquisition and Marketing
Fox 21 (Colorado Springs, CO) Lauren Ferrara '06 News Anchor
NBC Universal Carter Batsell '04 Vice President, Business Affairs
NEP Broadcasting Kevin Rabbit '95 (MBA) President and Chief Executive Officer
SHF Enterprises Sparky Frost '07 Owner
Sports Talk 790 ND Kalu '97 Sports Show Host
     

Sport and Entertainment Analytics, Sport Marketing, and Sponsorship Activation Firms

Organization   Alumnus Position 
Baseball Info Solutions Ben Jedlovec '08 President
College Sports Consultants Drew Scott '98 Founder
Columbia Records Darren Defreeuw '08 Developer, Music Analytics
Esurance Kristen Gambetta '05 Sports and Brand Partnerships Manager
Executive Outreach Events Marcos Ramos '05 Chief Operating Officer
Gametime Amy Czyz '15 Operations Specialist
Gatorade Jeramy Goodson '10 Market Development Manager - Athletic Channel
Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee LaMecia Butler (MBA '12) Director of Community Relations
Live Nation Coryell Larue '06 Senior Event Support Specialist
The Marketing Arm Benecia Newhouse '01 US Olympic Properties Executive / AT&T
Music City Bowl Scott McGilberry '96 (MBA) Vice President of Finance and Administration
Official Fan Package Connor Leisz '16 Technology Analyst
Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards Jimmy Comerota '10 Corporate Market Director
Peak Sports Management Ashten Ackerman '11 Regional Sales Director
Professional Sports Partners Adam Gustafsson '16 Business Development
Risi Competizione Russell Adams '97 Business Manager
Turner Sports Callye D. Emmons '07 2017 NCAA Final Four Fan Fest Manager
Wasserman Media Group Becca Lin '10 Senior Manager, Consulting
     

Sport Agencies / Sport Law Firms

Organization   Alumnus Position 
Ballengee Group Scott Lonergan '07 MLBPA Certified Agent
Bond Schoeneck & King Richard Evrard '78 Partner - Collegiate Sports
Relativity Sports Filip Zivojinovic '09 Sports Agent
Roc Nation Sports Joe Branch '04 (MBA) Managing Director of Basketball
Silverman Thompson Slutkin White Matt Baldwin '00 Chair, Sport & Entertainment Group
Skadden Arps Matt Weingast '10 Professional Sports League Representation
     

Sport Event and Sport Entertainment Facilities

Organization   Alumnus Position 
Affinity Golf Partners Whitney Crouse '80 Founder
AT&T Stadium / Legends Hospitality Taylor Dupree '11 Tour Operations Supervisor
BBVA Compass Bank Stadium Brandon Evans '04 Box Office Manager
The Club at Las Campanas Brad Lardon '08 Director of Golf
Lagardere Sports Matt Baldwin '00 Vice President - Coaching Representation
Secession Golf Club Steve Smith '66 President
     

College Athletic Administration

Organization   Alumnus Position 
Boston University Athletics Scott Ellis '04 Associate Media Relations Director
Grand Canyon University Athletics  Charles Hampton '09 Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Communications and PR
Marshall University Athletics David Steele '82 Associate Athletics Director of Finance
Rice University Athletics Daniel Watson '10 Director of Basketball Operations
Rice University Athletics John Witten '85 Executive Director "R" Association
Sam Houston State University Athletics Bobby Williams '82 Athletic Director
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletics  Mary Wallace '89 Associate Athletics Director for Business & Finance / Senior Woman Administrator
University of Texas-El Paso Athletics Nate Poss '78 Assistant Athletic Director of Operations - Football
Wake Forest Athletics Carol Anne Sowell '92 Coordinator, Strategic Projects
Western Kentucky Athletics Lacee Carmon-Johnson '08 Athletic Academic Coordinator
     

College Coaching

Organization   Alumnus Position 
Arizona State University Michael Slater '10 (MBA) Assistant Football Coach - Defensive Line
Cornell University Athletics Adam Gierlach '12 Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
Covenant College Arte Culver '06 Head Basketball Coach
Louisville Athletics  Vanessa Shannon '99 Director of Performance Psychology 
Rice University Athletics Brent Scott '93 Assistant Basketball Coach
Rice University Athletics Efe Ustundag '99 Head Tennis Coach
Rice University Athletics John Pope '90 Pitching Coach
Rutgers University Athletics Drew Mehringer '10 Offensive Coordinator
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Athletics Willis Wilson '82 Head Basketball Coach
Tulane University Athletics Meredith Schamun '11 Assistant Volleyball Coach
University of Houston Athletics James Casey '11 Tight Ends Coach
University of Louisiana-Monroe Athletics Amber Cunningham '06 Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
University of Michigan Athletics D'Frantz Smart '12 Video Coordinator - Women's Basketball
University of Missouri Athletics Patrick Hallmark '02 Pitching Coach
University of Missouri-Kansas City Athletics Marsha Frese '94 Head Women's Basketball Coach
University of South Carolina Athletics  Kurt Roper '95 Co-Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach
University of Tulsa Justin Hill '11 Running Backs Coach
Vanderbilt University Omar Mance '03 Director of Basketball Operations
     

High School Sports Administration and Coaching

Organization   Alumnus Position 
Alief ISD Marla Brumfield Lewis '00 Assistant Athletic Director
Angelton High School Donald Allen '93 Assistant Football & Baseball Coach
Arlington Martin High School Ryan Pollard '16 Secondary Coach Varsity Football
Birdville ISD Chris Feris '91 Athletic Director
Ennis High School Andrew Novak '10 Assistant Football and Assistant Track Coach
Episcopal High School Matt Fox '01 Head Baseball Coach
Episcopal School of Dallas Richard Williams '91 Head Football Coach
First Presbyterian Day (Macon) Michael Walton '04 Head Football/Basketball/Strength Coach
Joshua ISD Mike Burt '84 Athletic Director
Langham Creek High School Todd Thompson '92 Head Football Coach
The Kinkaid School Sean Wade '89 Cross Country Coach
The Kinkaid School Bobby Eggleston '85 Head Baseball Coach
The Kinkaid School Everett Coleman Strength & Conditioning Coach
Pontiac Township High School Buck Casson '07 Head Football Coach
Reedy High School Malcolm Hill '15 Assistant Football Coach
Shepherd High School Curtis Fox '86 Head Baseball Coach
Spring Branch ISD Paige Hershey '84 Executive Director of Athletics
St. Johns School Steve Gleaves '79 Head Football Coach
St. Thomas High School Tim Fitzpatrick '91 Head Football Coach
Stephen F. Austin High School Kevin Pool '11 Assistant Football Coach
Willowridge High School Trevor Caswell '15 Freshman Football Coach
     

Sport Performance Training and Instruction

Organization   Alumnus Position 
Alliance Tennis Academy Gonzalo Anderson '14 (MBA) Owner
Arizona School of Baseball Dave Hilton President
Athletes in Action Michael Sam Jr. '15 Sport Ministry
Cap Elite Eddie Enriguez '91 Owner
Harold Solomon Tennis Harold Solomon Elite Tennis Athlete Instructor
Houston Gymnastics Academy Jesse Drummond '14 Gym Manager
Mental Training Inc.  Aaron Williams '11 Sport Performance Psychology
Momentum Sports Academy Diego Seastrunk '10 Owner
Positive Coaching Alliance Randy Youngling '78 Trainer
Sportwaitakere (New Zealand) Simon Bucknell '09 Kiwi Sports Activator
The Baseball School Mark Quinn Owner
The Club by George Foreman George Foreman III '06 Owner