Men's Basketball at Rhodes State offers students a chance to compete with other college students. The Barons compete against the other colleges in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference as well as many NCAA Division II and NAIA Division I schools. O.R.C.C. basketball consists of 10 teams. There is a regular season championship as well as a state tournament held at the end of the year. The Barons play a 30 game schedule. Part of this schedule includes leaving the state for two invitational tournaments. Tryouts for the basketball team are typically the second week of October and the first game is usually around the first week in November. We follow the rules set forth by the NCAA.
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The 2015-2016 season will be Rob Livchak’s first season as the Barons Men’s Basketball coach. Livchak has been the Baron’s Athletic Director for the Lima Campus since 1991. During those years he has been the Barons Head Coach for Baseball (18 years), Women’s Basketball (14 years) and Women’s Volleyball (7 years). He captured Ohio Regional Campus Conference titles in each of those sports.
Along with coaching the Barons throughout those years, he spent a total of 16 years managing the Lima Locos, a member of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. His Locos teams were outright league champions in 1993 and 2004 with four regular season titles. He has coached 10 major league players with the Locos and has had 73 players who have signed professional baseball contracts.
Livchak received his bachelor degree from Ohio University where he also earned four varsity letters and was a tri-captain his senior year. He has a career average at the plate of .290 with 17 homeruns and 71 RBI while pitching 160 2/3 innings for the Bobcats. After his junior year at OU, Livchak was drafted by the New York Yankees, but he decided to return for his senior year at OU.
After an open try-out before spring training in 1985 and impressing Cardinals coaching staff, he signed a free agent professional contract with St. Louis. Rob spent four years in the Cardinal’s organization earning numerous honors. He won 10 games for Savannah in the Class A South Atlantic League. An outstanding season followed for the St. Petersburg Cardinals in the Florida State League where he was 14-5. He was voted to the SAL and FSL All Star Teams and was honored each of those seasons by being named Left-handed Pitcher of the Year.
After being released by the Cardinals, he returned to Ohio and went to the University of Toledo where he was the graduate assistant for the Rockets baseball team. After earning his MEd in Athletic Administration from Toledo, he moved to Lima and started working as the Barons Athletic Director. In 2006 Rob was honored by his hometown when he was inducted into the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame.
Head Coach: Rob Livchak 419-995-8281
Athletic Coordinator: Rob Livchak 419-995-8281
2015-16 Barons Mens Basketball Roster
# Name YR Pos Ht. Wt. High School
1 Larry Fuqua III Jr. G 6’1” 165 Ft. Wayne Snider
2 Quavon Johnson So. G 5’9” 180 Hopewell, NC
3 Isiah Frazer Fr. G 6’0” 165 Lima Bath High
4 Xavier Gross Sr. F 6’3” 190 Fredericksburg Christian
5 Jaylon Harris Fr. G 5’10” 175 Lima Sr. High
11 Michael Parsons So. G/F 6’1” 172 Lima Perry High
15 Anthony Shine Fr. G 6’0” 180 Lima Sr. High
21 Mitchell Craft Fr. C 6’8” 200 New Bremen High
23 Cody Mulholland Fr. F 6’5” 205 Upper Scioto Valley
32 Trent Jones Fr. C 6’5” 200 Lima Bath High
40 Josh Schwartz So. F 6’2” 200 Botkins High
11/05/2015 Simmons College - L, 85-93
11/10/2015 Sinclair CC - L, 88-124
11/14/2015 MU Middletown** - L, 57-126
11/17/2015 Bluffton U. - L, 47-85
11/21/2015 Oakland City U. L, 62-83
11/24/2015 Wright St. Lake**- L,118-84
12/04/2015 OU Eastern**- PPD
12/05/2015 OU Zanesville** - PPD
12/08/2015 UNOH - L, 66-93
12/12/2015 MU Hamilton** -L, 63-102
12/17/2015 OSU Mansfield - L, 115-119
12/19/2015 OU Chillicothe** - L, 78-86
12/21/2015 Kent St. TUSC - L, 70-86
01/06/2016 MU Middletown** - L, 63-87
01/09/2016 OU Lancaster** - 3:00
01/13/2016 Wright State Lake** - L, 108-114 OT
01/23/2016 OU Lancaster (non-conference) - 3:00
01/27/2016 OSU Mansfield (non-conference) - 7:30
01/30/2016 Akron Wayne** -3:00
02/03/2016 MU Hamilton** - 7:30
02/06/2016 Kent St. TUSC - L, 91-67
02/07/2016 OU Chillicothe** - L, 81-71
02/17/2016 Sinclair CC - 7:30
Feb. 20-21 ORC STATE TOURNAMENT@ OSU MANSFIELD
FEB 21-22 ORC STATE TOURNAMENT FINALS @ OSU LANCASTER
BOLD = HOME GAME
**= ORCC GAME