Missouri adds Odessa native Paul Rorvig to basketball staff

08/01/2014 5:47 PM

08/01/2014 5:49 PM

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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