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Hector Rodriguez

 

Head Coach: Midland College

 

Hector Rodriguez is the third head baseball coach in the 16 year history of the Midland College baseball program following Steve Ramharter (2001-2006) and David Coleman (2007-2017).

 

Rodriguez is a native of San Antonio, Texas but competed his high school career at Corpus Christi Carroll (TX) High School. He was a two-sport athlete at Carrol High School playing football (quarterback) and baseball (pitcher).

 

Following his time at Carroll High School, Rodriguez continued his education and athletic career at the University of Texas at San Antonio. An interesting side note, it was former Chap baseball coach David Coleman who recruited Rodriguez to UTSA, however Coleman took a position with Texas A&M University before he had the opportunity to coach Hector as a member of the Roadrunner baseball team.

 

Rodriguez was hired to Midland College as a part-time assistant in 2005-2006, by then head coach Steve Ramharter. Ramharter was the first MC baseball coach in 2000-2001 (2001 was the program’s inaugural season). In the spring of 2006, Ramharter abruptly resigned and Rodriguez was named interim coach of the MC baseball program, and led the Chaps into the 2006 NJCAA Region V Baseball Tournament. The Chaps were eliminated in the semifinals that season. Rodriguez and co-interim head coach, Rene Barrientez, led the Chaps to a 27-7 (41-13 overall team record) record.

 

Following the 2006 season, Rodriguez returned as a full-time assistant coach, after Midland College hired David Coleman as head coach. Together Coleman and Rodriguez worked and improved the baseball program which culminated in the Chap’s 2013 NJCAA Region V Tournament Championship and the program’s first-ever trip to the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.

 

The Chaps followed up their successes of 2013 with a second NJCAA Region V Tournament Championship and a return trip to Grand Junction, finishing at the third place team in 2014.

 

Rodriguez’ primary responsibilities with the MC Chap baseball team, includes: recruiting, strength and conditioning, coaching pitchers and outfielders and equipment coordinator.

 

Hector Rodriguez is the proud husband of Ember (Rogers) Rodriguez and the father of Hector John Rodriguez III and their daughter Riley Grace.