Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Rinehart worked at NASCAR Media Group and PGA TOUR Productions.
Rinehart serves as an advisory board member to the Sports Video Group and SpectraLogic Advisory Council, and has won several awards throughout his career. Among his accomplishments include in 2008 Computerworld's Best Practices in Storage Award and in 2007 he was a member of the 2007 Sports EMMY winning team for "Live Event Turnaround". In 2009, he presented at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference on the topic of asset management.
In 2013, Notre Dame won the inaugural SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award.
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Rinehart is a 1984 graduate of the University of Alabama, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. While in school, he served as a student trainer under legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.
Rinehart and his wife, Karen, are parents of two children: Morgan, who attends the University of North Carolina-Charlotte; and Melanie, a student at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.