Mens Basketball

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.

Policy and Information

Head Coach

The 2014-2015 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

Barons Roster

No.NamePos.Ht.Wt.Yr.Hometown (Prev. School)
10 Quavon Johnson Guard 5' 9" 180 Freshman Huntersville, NC/Hopewell H.S.
11 Larry Fuqua III Guard 6' 1" 165 Junior Ft. Wayne, IN/R. Nelson Snider H.S
12 Caleb Hodges Forward 6' 0" 185 Junior Lima, OH/Lima Central Catholic H.S
21 Michael Parsons Forward 6' 1" 180 Freshman Lima, OH/Perry H.S
22 Jacob Empie Forward 6' 0" 185 Freshman Toledo, OH/Cardinal Stritch Catholic H.S.
23 Xavier Gross Forward 6' 3" 190 Senior Fredericksburg, VA/Fredericksburg Christian H.S.
24 Andrew Freed Forward 6' 3" 165 Sophomore Elida, OH/Elida H.S.
25 Isiah Simpson Guard 6' 0" 170 Sophmore Lima, OH/Lima Senior H.S.
32 Eriq Davis Guard 5'10" 150 Freshman Dayton, OH/Meadowdale H.S
55 Garrett Spence Center 6' 2" 270 Freshman Urbana, OH/Urbana H.S.

Barons Schedule

  • 11/05/2014 @ Clark State - L, 55-71 W-0 & L-1
  • 11/13/2014 @ Sinclair CC W-0 & L-2
  • 11/15/2014 VS Kent State Tuscarawas W-0 & L-3
  • 11/19/2014 @ MU Middletown** 7:30pm
  • 11/22/2014 @ MU Hamilton** 3:00pm
  • 11/25/2014 VS Wright State Lake** 7:30pm
  • 12/07/2014 VS OU Chillicothe** 3:00pm
  • 12/09/2014 @ OSU Mansfield** 7:30pm
  • 12/14/2014 VS Southern State CC 3:00pm
  • 12/18/2014 VS OSU Newark 3:00pm
  • 12/20/2014 VS OU Eastern** 4:00pm
  • 12/21/2014 VS OU Lancaster** 3:00pm
  • 12/29/2014 @ Bluffton University Holiday Tournament TBA
  • 12/30/2014 @ Bluffton University Holiday Tournament TBA
  • 01/03/2015 @ Southern State CC 3:00pm
  • 01/07/2015 VS MU Middletown** 7:30pm
  • 01/10/2015 VS OU Zanesville** 3:00pm
  • 01/16/2015 @ KSU Tuscarawas 7:30pm
  • 01/17/2015 @ Akron University Wayne** 3:00pm
  • 01/21/2015 VS OSU Mansfield 7:30pm
  • 01/24/2015 @ OU Chillicothe** 3:00pm
  • 01/28/2015 VS Clark State CC 7:30pm
  • 01/31/2015 @ OSU Newark** 3:00pm
  • 02/04/2015 @ Wright State Lake** 7:30pm
  • 02/07/2015 VS MU Hamilton** 3:00pm
  • 02/14/2015 ORC Tournament - @ MU Hamilton TBA
  • 02/15/2015 ORC Tournament - @ MU Hamilton TBA
  • 02/21/2015 ORC Tournament - @ OU Lancaster TBA
  • 02/22/2015 ORC Tournament - @ OU Lancaster TBA