In 1988-89, Rhodenbaugh was the interim head coach for Southern Methodist, when he received Southwest Conference men's swimming Co-Coach of the Year honors. He was an assistant coach at SMU from 1984-88 and prior to that, lettered four years for the Mustangs' swimming team. He is also currently a member of the U.S. Swimming National Team staff.
A 1984 graduate of SMU, Rhodenbaugh captained the 1983-84 team that finished fifth at the NCAA Championships. He earned five All-America honors that season in the breaststroke and on SMU's relay teams. Rhodenbaugh won the U.S. National Sports Festival 200-meter breaststroke in 1982 and was a member of the United States team at the 1983 World University Games. He was coached in 1979 and 1980, as a member of the Cincinnati Pepsi Marlins, by current Arizona head coach Frank Busch and was a member of the Marlins' national long course championship team in 1980. This past summer he went to Barcelona, Spain, on staff with the U.S. National Junior Team.
Born June 25, 1962, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Rhodenbaugh attended Oak Hills (Cincinnati) High School. He and his wife Lisa, a 1983 graduate of SMU, have seven children: Courtney 9, David 8, Daniel 6, Johnathan 5, Michael 4, Joshua 3 and Caleb 1. The couple is expecting their eighth child in December of 2000.