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John  Rhodes

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Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Ohio '88

Associate Head Coach John Rhodes

John Rhodes is no stranger to Ohio basketball with a combined 13 years of experience in the program as a player and coach.

Rhodes is preparing his ninth year on the Ohio staff and seventh in the Tim O'Shea era. In fact, one of the first decisions made by O'Shea was to retain the services of Rhodes to maintain continuity with players, administrators and fans.

His primary responsibilities include recruiting, scheduling, game preparation and on-court teaching. He will work specifically with post players and coordinate special projects.

The former Bobcat center played for both Danny Nee and Billy Hahn from 1984 to 1988. In his senior year, he served as team captain and was a second-team All-MAC selection. In the Ohio career record books, he ranks third in field goal percentage (.567), fourth in blocked shots (121), and tenth in rebounds (744).

After graduating from Ohio in 1988, Rhodes played professional basketball in Germany for one year before playing two seasons in France.

Rhodes then spent the next five seasons in Iceland. In 1992, he was named the Icelandic Basketball League's Most Valuable Player and in 1993 he earned the Athlete-of-the-Year Award from the city of Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. Rhodes also coached youth basketball clubs in Iceland and was the head coach of the I.R. Club Team in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 1994-96.

Rhodes returned to Ohio after spending two seasons as an assistant coach for Jim Baron at St. Bonaventure in New York. Before working at SBU, Rhodes served one season as an assistant coach at the University of North Florida.

The Milwaukee, Wis., native graduated from Ohio in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations. He and his wife Jackie (Ohio `88) have an 11-year-old daughter, Alexis, and an eight-year-old son, Kristopher.