|Title:||Defensive Backs / Video Coordinator|
|Recruit Area(s):||CA Area Codes: 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 510, 559, 650, 805, 831; Northeast US, Midwestern US|
|Alma Mater:||Fresno State '10, Redlands '15|
Aaron De La Rosa returned to the University of Redlands as the defensive backs coach and video coordinator for the Bulldogs in January 2018 and moved into a full-time role in July of that year. Most recently, he served as the Defensive Coordinator at Reedley High School in Reedley, CA, during the 2017 season after working as the Offensive Coordinator in 2016.
De La Rosa began his original stint at Redlands as a graduate assistant coach, working primarily with the linebackers while attending the School of Business. After completing his Master of Arts in Management, he took on the responsibilities of Special Teams Coordinator and also coached the corners for the Bulldogs during the 2015 season. During his three seasons with the Maroon and Gray, the Bulldogs put together a solid 17-11 record that included the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship. That year Redlands ranked No. 1 in all NCAA divisions for Red-Zone Defense. In 2014 and 2015, the Bulldogs led the conference in defensive turnovers, forcing their foes to 29 and 22 turnovers, respectively. The Bulldogs ranked first in the conference in kickoff returns, punting, and punt returns during De La Rosa's final season.
Previously, De La Rosa worked at Clovis North High School for the three years in Fresno, CA. As the varsity assistant head coach, he led the special teams and running backs, and served as a co-offensive coordinator. Additionally, he was the strength and conditioning coach for the team. During De La Rosa’s tenure at Clovis North, the team won the CIF Valley Championships in 2011 and 2012 while also finishing as runners-up in the Division I Southern Section of the state playoffs.
As a student-athlete, De La Rosa enjoyed a successful career as a running back on the heralded Fresno State football team. In 2007, he received the Kiwanis Torch of Excellence award, which honors student-athletes who display extraordinary academic achievements.
In addition to his athletic accomplishments, De La Rosa completed his Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology at Fresno State in 2010.
When not coaching football, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and their daughters, Charlotte and Emily.
De La Rosa truly loves helping student-athletes to become successful not only on the football field but in their everyday life. Setting high expectations and attainable goals, he plans to make great contributions to the Redlands football program.