Earlier this month, Joey Rodriguez was hired as the University of Redlands' full-time Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach/Assistant Fitness Center Director, as announced by Head Strength & Conditioning Coach/Fitness Center Director Joe Buckley. Rodriguez began his official stint with the Bulldogs on August 7.
"The privilege of joining the Bulldog family is an honor and will be a humbling experience. I'm grateful to Jeff Martinez and Joe Buckley for giving me the opportunity to pursue my dream of being a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level," Rodriguez stated. "My goal is to bring all the passion I have for my profession and energize the student-athletes every day, so that we may continue to have a program of excellence."
Following four years of working in a collegiate setting, Rodriguez brings solid health and human performance knowledge to the Bulldog teams. Most recently, he served as an intern under Buckley during the spring semester, which followed a three-year stint at his alma mater, the University of La Verne, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He has gained experience in the implementation of strength, speed, and agility, along with proper lifting technique, while developing cardiovascular fitness and increased stability in the athletes.
In addition, Rodriguez gained his Parisi Performance Coach certification and worked at the Parisi Speed School in Pasadena from 2010 to 2016. He also brings high school football and softball knowledge to the program.
Finally, Rodriguez boasts USA Weightlifting-1 and various certifications in the performance field. He will pursue his master's degree in Exercise Science at nearby Cal Baptist University.
"The opportunity to bring Coach Rodriguez on as a full-time assistant is a boon to Redlands Strength & Conditioning. His extensive experience will greatly benefit all Bulldog student-athletes," stated Buckley.