Coach Rodriguez has always had a passion for racquetball since learning to play in the mid 70’s. While living in Northern Virginia, he was selected to be the Racquetball Professional for Courts Royal Merrifield. As a retired individual, he has been able to take his racquetball experience and provide volunteer work at the Central Virginia YMCA in Lynchburg, VA. He was selected to be a Tournament Director for the 2009 James River Open and has continued being the Tournament Director to this present time. The tournament was moved to Liberty in 2015 and is now known as the “Liberty University James River Open” and is used as a fundraiser for the Liberty Racquetball team. In 2017 he was selected to take over as Tournament Director for the “Commonwealth Games of Virginia” and has continued being the Tournament Director to this present time.
Coach Rodriguez says his greatest achievement was being selected as the Coach for the Liberty Racquetball team and owes his thanks to many friends who have supported him, especially Coach Handy and Coach Boettger. His biggest supporter of course is his wife, Jeri, who he says has stood by him with love and understanding.
Aside from being Coach, Rodriguez also serves on the Commonwealth of Virginia Racquetball Association governing board and has been a Board member since 2010. Through “The American Professional Racquetball Organization (AmPRO)” Coach Rodriguez is certified as a “Coach” and as a “Level 3 Instructor”. Rodriguez has competed in numerous tournaments throughout the US to include the “USA National Singles Racquetball Championships”. Because of his racquetball achievements, Team Head USA selected him to be a sponsored player in 2011 and has continued being a Team Head sponsored player to this present time.
For the season 2017-2018 Coach Daniel was selected as the Club Sports “Coach Of The Year”, and during the National Collegiate Championship of 2018, Coach Rodriguez was honored by the USA Racquetball and the Collegiate Council by being selected the 2018 “Coach Of The Year”.
DANIEL R RODRIGUEZ Department of the Army Civilian – Retired Home Phone: 434-332-4980 Email: RolloutVA@gmail.com
He was employed by the Federal Government, Department of the Army, from January 27, 1974 till his retirement in June 2005. His primary experience was in Information Technology working on various Operating Systems and the assembly and installation of hardware and networking systems. He instructed military personnel with on the job experience and wide-ranging education in information technology, particularly in DOD Operating Systems. He participated in extensive public speaking engagements in both technical and general management topics. Primary support was on Army tactical equipment used by soldiers in the field of operations, around the world. Supported tactical hardware and operating systems remotely or onsite as required.
While living in Northern Virginia, on January 15 1983, he was assigned the duties of Racquetball Professional for Courts Royal Merrifield. His duties included setting up challenge courts, challenge ladders, in-house tournaments, traveling teams, and providing racquetball clinics. His duties also include providing racquetball clinics at other Courts Royal racquetball facilities throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland.
As a retired individual he has been able to provide volunteer work at the Central Virginia YMCA in Lynchburg, VA. My work has been centered on enhancing the racquetball program. Such activities include setting up the racquetball challenge courts six days a week, organizing the YMCA traveling team which went undefeated in 2010 and 2011, coordinating the racquetball mini-camp taught by the Racquetball Legend Rueben Gonzalez, setting up the YMCA challenge ladder for women and men in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, and being the Tournament Director for the “2nd Annual, 3rd Annual, and 4th Annual YMCA James River Open”.
April 2010 Elected Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia Racquetball Association April 2011 Elected President of the Commonwealth of Virginia Racquetball Association April 2011 Certified as Racquetball Referee (1 of only nine in the state of Virginia) May 2011 Certified as an “Instructor” by “The American Professional Racquetball Association” May 2011 Ektelon National Singles Racquetball Championships Finished 3rd in 60+A age division June 2011 Team Head USA notified him that he was recommended and accepted as a sponsored player. May 2012 Certified as an “Instructor” by “The United States Racquetball Association Instructors Program” May 2012 Ektelon National Singles Racquetball Championships Finished 3rd in 60+A age division
August 2011 – May 2012 Coached the Liberty University Racquetball team June 2012 Team Head USA renewed my status as a sponsored player
Liberty’s men’s and women’s racquetball teams captured first and second place, respectively, and finished first in the combined team totals in the final Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Racquetball tournament.
April 11, 2022
Liberty had four All-Americans and nine medalists for top-four finishes in their respective singles and doubles brackets at the USA Racquetball National Intercollegiate Championships played last week.
March 29, 2022
Coming off strong showings at the third MACRC Tournament at NC State and the Virginia State Singles/Doubles Championships at Liberty, the Flames and Lady Flames are hoping to peak at nationals.
March 22, 2022
Liberty brought 10 men and 10 women to the second Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Racquetball Conference tournament hosted by UNC Chapel Hill in mid-November, with several top-four singles and doubles honors.
December 3, 2021