Rodney Lackey joined the Texas Tech Red Raider family as the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Academic & Support Services July 2008. In this position Rodney is responsible for assisting Felicia Martin in overseeing the Athletic Academic & Support Services program and being the lead advisor for football and the advisor for soccer.
Rodney is originally from Detroit, MI and attended Central Michigan University where he was an All-Conference sprinter and team captain. While a member of the track team, he was awarded Outstanding Minority Male Athlete of the Year and the Bill Boyden Leadership Award, which is the highest award a student-athlete can receive. It recognizes a student-athlete in their final year of eligibility that is in good academic standing and whose record best combines participation in a varsity intercollegiate sport with leadership ability in campus affairs and activities. Rodney earned his B.S. in Psychology and M.A. in Counseling from Central Michigan.
Rodney has been in the profession of Athletic Academic Services for 18 years working at Central Michigan University, North Carolina State University, University of Richmond, and at Texas A&M University.
Rodney has two sons, Jonathan and Braylon, and his wife, Taryn, is a first grade teacher
Texas Tech Tradition: The Masked Rider leading the team onto the field
Book: Whatever catches my interest
Quote/Poem: "Life's Too Short"
Rodney can be reached at: email@example.com