A former Kentucky Wildcat has a brand new gig.
Rodrick Rhodes has been named the next head basketball coach at Concordia University, a Division II program in Portland, Oregon.
“I am grateful to be part of the Concordia University family,” Rhodes said in a statement. “The athletic department’s energy and vision for the future are exciting, and I look forward to helping realize that vision. I aim to build up young men of character into productive student athletes and contributing members of society. I am excited to positively impact the Concordia University community, Concordia Men’s Basketball Program, and the city of Portland.”
Last year Rhodes was an assistant for one of Concordia’s conference opponents, Northwest Nazarene. Prior to the move to the west coast, Rhodes spent six seasons coaching Cordia High School in Knott County, Kentucky. Quite a controversial figure in the area, Uproxx produced a ten-episode series documenting the 2016-17 season titled, “Us Against the World.”
Before his coaching days, Rhodes was a McDonald’s and Parade All-American that Rick Pitino recruited to Kentucky. An All-SEC performer from 93-96, he actually ended his career at USC after a “disagreement” with Pitino.