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High School: Bonita High School
Club he played for: EAST & San Gabriel Valley
Position he played: Center and Attacker
College: Pepperdine – History (1998); Azusa Pacific University – Masters in Physical Education (2005)
Biggest water polo achievements as a player: NCAA Championship (1997)
Other teams coached: Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, Team USA Men
Favorite free time activity: “Playing with my kids”
Favorite movie: Marvel
Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Rodriguez is currently the assistant coach to our USA Men’s Senior National Team and coached at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He has also served as the head coach for our USA Men’s Youth Team from 2014-2016. He also took a team to Istanbul for Youth World’s Championships in 2014, won Gold at 2014 Youth UANA championships in Riverside, beating Brazil in the finals and took a team to Montenegro for Youth World’s Championship in 2016.
Alex is the Head Coach of Pomona-Pitzer College Men’s and Women’s Water Polo. He has guided the Sagehen’s to 16 SCIAC Conference Championships (9 women and 7 men). His 1st SCIAC championship on the men’s side was Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 1st in 28 years.
Coach Rodriguez is currently the Technical Director of Foothill Club. He started Foothill Club 13 years ago with John Ashby and has grown into one of the biggest clubs in the country. They have won medals at 10u coed, 12,u boys, 14u boys, 16u boys and 12u girls. Foothill Club has produced over 50 college players and 10 college coaches.
Prior to his position with Pomona-Pitzer, he was at Pepperdine University, where he served as Assistant Coach for the Men’s Water Polo program since 2002. Rodriguez is a former All-American player at Pepperdine and was a member of the Waves’ National Championship team in 1997. Coach Rodriguez earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Pepperdine University and is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Physical Education.
He is married to his beautiful wife, Kristin Rodriguez (the better coach in the family) and they have a son, Austin and a daughter, Addison.