Inductee Details

Rodney Gilyard (White)

Graduation Year: 1992
Induction Class of 2015
Sports: Basketball
Rodney Gilyard (White)
Ottawa University – BS in Business Administration
OU Athletic Participation:
Basketball (1988 – 1992)
Rodney graduated as the all-time leader in career assists (461) and steals (299), OU records he still holds today. He earned First Team District 10 honors and was a three-time All-KCAC selection, including First Team his senior year. A four-year letterman and four-year starter, he finished his Braves career with 60 double-digit scoring games, four double doubles and a 12.2 scoring average. As a freshman, he was named KCAC Player of the Week, one of three times he earned the honor during his career. He made 158 three-point field goals (5th all-time at OU) and amassed 1,274 total points over the course of his career.

Family Members:
Wife: Tanya
Sons: Chris, Jacob, Roman
Daughter: Marleigh

Current/Past Business, Profession or Occupation:
Rodney is the Director of Business Operations for Agape Hoops in Kansas City. He has been coaching and training youth sports, specifically basketball for more than 20 years, working with recreational and competitive organizations in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Texas.

Current/Past Community Involvement:
Rodney spends time working with youth and sports through multiple organizations including the YMCA, Kansas City Parks & Recreation, Johnson County Parks & Recreation, Salvation Army, Raytown Sports Association, Colorado Sports Association, Team Supreme and ABA Supreme.