Top Coach 98: Steve Rodriguez, Pepperdine

Every post he makes on Twitter is part travelogue, part recruiting poster. This is definitely one interview that I would have liked to do in person, as the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University is one of the most picturesque in all of college sports.

Today we’re talking to head coach at Pepperdine, Steve Rodriguez. Coach Rodriguez is a child of the desert, having grown up in Las Vegas, but doesn’t seem the least bit homesick, as he says farewell to the sun each day as it sets over the Pacific Ocean. In addition to his tenure as head coach at Pepperdine, Coach Rodriguez also played on the Waves’ 1992 national championship team under former guest Andy Lopez.

In addition to being both a player and coach at Pepperdine, Rodriguez has also been a member of Team USA Baseball as both a player and a coach.

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photo credit:  Stephen Wandzura

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  1. I was fortunate enough to know Coach Steve Rodriguez as a Christian person and a baseball player. He is a humble man and a generous, leader and teacher. His LOVE for God comes through his teaching his joy for life and baseball. I’m so happy for him and all the success he’s brought to PEPPERDINE BASEBALL. #GOWAVES #ROLLWAVES

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