Coach Rhodes is entering his first year with the Highlanders as an assistant coach where his duties will include catching, hitting, and recruiting. Although this will be Rhodes’ first year as a college coach, Rhodes has acquired numerous experiences and skills throughout his baseball career that will be beneficial in improving the Highlander program.
Prior to coming to MacMurray, Rhodes spent two years at Murray State University where he was the starting catcher for both years. He earned his bachelor degree in Media Electronics as well as a minor in Physical Education. During his two years at MSU, Rhodes received Ohio Valley Conference Adidas player of the week in 2011 and also in 2012. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons Rhodes started as catcher in 97 of the 105 games he played. He graduated with a career batting average of .330, along with 8 homeruns and 67 RBI.
In the years prior to Murray State Rhodes attended Wabash Valley College, where he was coached by Rob Fornier and Andrew Bartman. Rhodes was part of the Warriors' back-to-back conference championships as well as a conference tournament championship. During his two seasons at Wabash Valley, Rhodes received All-Conference honors two years in a row with a career batting average of .415, 17 homeruns, and 135 RBI. Rhodes also received All-American Honorable mention his sophomore year, where he helped lead the Warriors to a 50-12 record with a national ranking of 6.
Rhodes born June 1st, 1989 in his hometown of Belleville Michigan.