University of Missouri

August 1, 2014

Missouri adds Odessa native Paul Rorvig to basketball staff

Missouri’s men’s basketball program announced Friday that it hired Paul Rorvig, an Odessa native who spent the last four years working at the NCAA Eligibility Center, as director of basketball student-athlete development.

Paul Rorvig was announced Friday as Missouri’s director of basketball student-athlete development in a release the university.

Rorvig — a native of Odessa, Mo., who served as a teacher and coach for three seasons at Shawnee Mission North — spent the last four seasons as the associate director at the NCAA Eligibility Center.

With the Tigers, Rorvig will serve as a liaison for academics and compliance in addition to helping with video operations.

Rorvig played for first-year Missouri coach Kim Anderson at Central Missouri from 2002-05 and also served as a Mules graduate assistant in 2005. He also played at Lafayette College.

“Growing up in the state, Mizzou basketball holds a special place in my heart and to have a chance to work for coach Anderson and the program on a daily basis is a dream come true,” Rorvig said in a release from MU Athletics.

Rorvig played for former Missouri player Jed Frost at Odessa, where he graduated as all-time leader in three-pointers made (355). He also was the Bulldogs’ career leader in points (1,877), three-point percentage (.392), three-pointers (905) and blocked shots (172).

“We have been aggressive putting together our staff and being able to attract Paul and bring him back to the state of Missouri is a tremendous addition to our program,” Anderson said. “Paul has a wealth of knowledge in a variety of areas and that’s what makes him such a great fit for Mizzou basketball.

“He has a strong background in the game and played and coached for us at Central Missouri. He also has great insight into NCAA compliance and Eligibility Center issues. He will be a tremendous resource for us in our everyday operations including recruiting, video operations and game preparation.”

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