Griswold came to Rice in the fall of 1986, shortly after earning her master's degree in higher education student affairs/counseling from Indiana University. It was then where she took charge of monitoring the academic progress of more than 350 Rice student-athletes. Griswold has celebrated over 30 years of service here at Rice. A 1981 cum laude graduate from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, with degrees in mathematics and education, Griswold has an impressive coaching background, including the prestigious Indiana Girls’ Basketball State Championship in 1983. While working on her graduate degree at Indiana University, Griswold served as the Hoosiers' academic graduate assistant (1984-86). Currently, she is an associate of Hanszen College and is active in City of Refuge Church, bible study groups, and has eight nieces and nephews.
Works with football offense, women's tennis, men's basketball
Yeakel started his position at Rice in 2000. Prior to joining the Rice staff, Yeakel was an athletics assistant at Butler University for three years. Yeakel attended Purdue University, graduating in 1993 with a B.A. in political science. While at Purdue, he played under hall of fame head coach Gene Keady on the "Gold Squad" practice team for men's basketball. He then earned an M.A. in recreation at Indiana University, where he interned with the IU Athletic Department in both the academic and ticket offices. A native of Indiana, Mike and his wife, Nikki, enjoy the outdoors with their children Logan and Kylie.
Works with men's basketball, football defense, women's track and field
Misha Caylor joined the Rice academic advising team in November 2011. A former collegiate golfer, Misha was a four-time letterwinner at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. After graduating with her B.A. in psychology, she began working as a counselor for children/teens in a residential psychiatric facility in central Virginia. During her three years at the treatment center, Misha completed her M.A. in professional counseling at Liberty University. In 2016 Misha and her husband Ryan welcomed their first child, Scarlet Marie. Misha enjoys attending sporting events, visiting with family and friends, and playing golf.
Works with golf, women's swimming, men's track and field, men's tennis, and volleyball
Kendal Moore joined the Rice academic advising team in October 2014. A former collegiate soccer player, Kendal was a four-time letter winner at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. She graduated with a B.A. in Communications in May 2012. Following her time at Arkansas, Kendal went on to receive her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding University while also serving as the Graduate Assistant for the women's soccer team. Kendal enjoys attending sporting events, hiking, camping, and being around family and friends.
Works with baseball, women's soccer, and women's basketball