Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez
Title: Men's & Women's Water Polo Coach
Phone: (909) 607-4484
Email: alexander.rodriguez@pomona.edu
Previous College: B.A., Pepperdine University

Alex Rodriguez has spent 12 years as the head coach of both the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Water Polo and Women's Water Polo programs, after beginning his tenure in the 2005-06 season. Rodriguez also took a sabbatical in 2015-16 to coach with USA Water Polo, serving as the head coach for the men's junior national and youth national teams and as an assistant coach with the men's senior national team. 

While with the Sagehens, Rodriguez has been at the helm for 15 conference titles, leading the men's program to SCIAC titles in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 (co-champions), 2016 and 2017 and the women's program to SCIAC titles in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (co-champions), 2017 and 2018. Rodriguez has also earned ACWPC Division III Coach of the Year four times (Men: 2016, 2018. Women: 2017, 2018) and SCIAC Coach of the Year three times (Men: 2016, 2017 Women: 2018)

The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Water Polo program has made seven NCAA Championship appearances in Rodriguez' tenure, earning the SCIAC's automatic bid with his first five league titles. The Sagehens have won three NCAA matches in those seven appearances, including a 13-12 win over Iona in the seventh-place match in 2013, after Pomona-Pitzer trailed 12-8 with 4:30 to play.

Rodriguez came to Pomona-Pitzer from Pepperdine University, where he has served as the Assistant Coach for the Men's Water Polo program from 2002-06. Rodriguez is a former All-American player at Pepperdine and was a member of the Waves' National Championship team in 1997.

In addition to his duties as Assistant Coach, Rodriguez served as the Head Coach and co-owner of the Pepperdine Water Polo Club. In 2005, his 18 and under boys team won the Junior Olympic Championship. Rodriguez has also been the Head Coach of the men's Coastal California National Team in Premier League, with players coming from UCLA, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount University, and UC Santa Barbara.

Rodriguez was the Head Coach of the boys water polo team at Bonita High School in 2001, guiding his team to the CIF Southern Section Championship. He was named the CIF and Los Angeles Times' Inland Valley Coach of the Year in 2001.

For five years, Rodriguez served as the Bonita High School girl's water polo head coach, where in 2003 he was named CIF and Daily Bulletin Coach of the Year. Rodriguez earned his Bachelor's Degree in History from Pepperdine University.