Men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades leaves VCU

Rhoades is headed to Penn State University
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 12:39 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2023 at 5:09 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia Commonwealth University’s men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades has officially left the team and is headed to Penn State University.

“It was a dream come true to coach with so many special, talented and passionate layers and coaches,” Rhoades said.

On Wednesday afternoon, the men’s basketball program at Penn State confirmed that Rhoades would be the next head coach there.

“We are excited to welcome Mike Rhoades as our head men’s basketball coach,” said PSU’s Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft. “He is a veteran head coach who is a proven winner at multiple levels.”

Rhoades had been the head coach at VCU since 2017, most recently coaching the Rams to an Atlantic 10 championship and to a No. 12 seed in the NCAA tournament. He has a 129-61 record in six seasons at VCU.

VCU also announced Utah State’s Ryan Odom will take Rhoades’ place as the new head coach for the men’s basketball team.