14 Under Armour Blue - Head Coach
Coach Fun Facts
- Bicentennial high school graduate
- Attended 32 consecutive United States Bowling Congress Championships
- Went to college at 28 and he took 8 years going part-time to graduate
- Has a cat (EC) and dog (Buddy)
- Has bowled a 300 and hit a hole in one golfing
This season (2020-2021) Eloy Rodriguez is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s second 14s team – 14 Under Armour Blue.
Last season (2019-2020) Eloy served as the head coach for 14 Black and the season before (2018-2019) he served as the head coach for 12 HCI Black. Previously (2017-2018) Eloy served as the head coach for 13 Under Armour. 13 Under Armour had 5 top 10 finishes including a 3rd place finish at Central Texas Power League #2 and 1st place finish at Eclipse #2. 13UA finished their season with a strong showing at the AAU Girls’ Junior National Tournament in Orlando, Florida. The previous season (2016-2017) Eloy led his team, 14 Black, to five top-three tournament finishes, including two 1st place medals, one 2nd place medal, and two 3rd place medals. Under his guidance, 14 Black moved up in the regional rankings from 108th to 52nd as a result of their high level of play throughout the season. The season highlight was winning Lone Star Regionals (non-bid division) in Houston by going undefeated (8-0) on the weekend.
Eloy has been a volleyball coach, private lesson instructor, and certified TASO officiate/referee for 16 years. Eloy is starting his 7th year as the head middle school coach at Hill Country Christian School of Austin. In early 2016, Eloy earned a CAP I Certification from USA Volleyball. The four cornerstones of the USA Coaching Accreditation Program are coaching with integrity, education, commitment, and enthusiasm.
Eloy’s expertise is in developing the core skills for these young athletes. His style of coaching brings encouragement, confidence, and positive results to his players and their family members. Prior to joining Roots Volleyball, Eloy coached three years with Austin Metro Volleyball Club.
Eloy’s interest in volleyball began several years ago when he participated in recreational volleyball and subsequently began playing more competitively. He enjoyed both USVBA indoor and sand tournaments and gained interest in club ball when his daughter began playing in school, club, and intramural volleyball leagues.
You can count on his coaching style to be open and honest. His focus will be to blend techniques, practical knowledge, and strategy. Together, these will help provide a foundation for continued player development.
Eloy is married and has two children. He is a graduate of Concordia Lutheran College in Austin and is a Supply Chain Manager for Flex, Inc. In addition to volleyball, Eloy enjoys a variety of other sports such as golf, bowling, running, and playing with his grandson, Nathaniel. This is Eloy’s 14th season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.