|Position:||Associate Athletic Director for Operations|
Rick French joined the ODU staff in 2013 as the Associate Athletic Director for Operations.
Rick oversees planning and coordination in conjunction with other staff members, as well as all the intercollegiate events and tournaments. He is also responsible for scheduling all athletic spaces and works directly with coaches and administrative staff to assess and determine event and/or facility needs for competition operations.
Before joining the Monarch family, Rick was the Director of Athletic Events at Western Kentucky University.
Born in Louisville, Ky., Rick is an alum of Western Kentucky University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in park and recreation administration and a Master of Science in recreation and sport administration.