May 4, 2012
Rhodes comes to Coastal after serving as an assistant coach for the men's volleyball team at Saint Francis University (Pa.) for two seasons.
"Dan will be a great addition to the Chanticleer volleyball program," said Forman. "His experience both as a player and coach at the top level in men's collegiate volleyball will be a formidable asset in continuing to establish an elite volleyball program at Coastal Carolina and in the Myrtle Beach area."
Prior to coaching the Red Flash, Rhodes was the head coach of the Charlottesville Volleyball Club 16's in 2010. Rhodes also coached the Jefferson Volleyball Club 18's to a fifth-place finish in Virginia in 2009.
Before taking the head coaching position at the club level, Rhodes served as an assistant coach at Northridge Academy during the 2007-08 season when Northridge was named the Los Angeles City champion. He also served as a recreation assistant at Mason Park from 2006-08.
Rhodes played collegiately at Cal State University-Northridge (CSUN) and was a 2008 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Conference selection. He earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I-II National Player of the Week honors in his career. Rhodes was just the fourth player in collegiate history to record 40 kills in one match in the rally scoring era and is just the 11th player in CSUN history to record 1,000 career kills. In 2007 and 2008 he was selected to try out for the United States National team.
Rhodes earned a bachelor's degree in social science in sociology from CSUN in 2008 with a minor in general business from the College of Business and Economics. He received an MBA from Saint Francis University (Pa.) in 2012.