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Jonathan Rodriguez: President/Head Coach

Jonathan Rodriguez founded the Legends in 2012. Since then, with the help of players, parents, coaches, and partners, the Legends have grown into one of California's most consistent and successful college summer baseball programs. 

Rodriguez boasts an overall record of 222-118 in six seasons of managing the Long Beach and Orange County Legends. He has guided the Legends to three 40+ win seasons ('13, '15, '18).

As the club President, Rodriguez manages the daily operations of the Legends. In addition, Rodriguez and the Legends platform has helped produce 17 MLB Draft selections since 2016.

25 Legends alumni have signed professional contracts since 2014.

Coach Rodriguez brings a unique experience and perspective to the Legends, having coached for an extended time on four different continents since 2013. 

Rodriguez currently serves as the Great Britain U18 National Team Manager and as an assistant coach for the Great Britain U15 and the U23 national teams. 

In 2020 coach Rodriguez founded the Lancashire Legends, bringing the Legends brand across the pond to compete in the British National Baseball League at the highest level of baseball in the UK. In 2021, the London Legends were formed, making Legends Baseball Club the largest developmental baseball organization for athletes 14-23 in the UK. 

Coach Rodriguez also works for Burnley Football Club of the English Premier League, where he serves as a sports coach and youth worker. Rodriguez travels East Lancashire delivering baseball and multi-sport sessions to the local youth through Burnley FC. 

Rodriguez served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Casey Crook at Long Beach City College from 2011-2016, helping the program win three straight conference championships ('14, '15, '16) and helping produce three MLB Draft selections. 

In 2014 he coached at The Hit Factory in Singapore as a full-time instructor and baseball trainer. In 2013 Rodriguez was the Head Coach for the Rockingham Rams Baseball Club in Perth, Australia. 

The Legends continue to grow as we prepare for the 2021 summer. Coach Rodriguez is committed to providing Legends players with the opportunity to compete at the highest college and international baseball levels.

Legends Achievements

  • 2012 Cactus Classic Champions 
  • 2013 California Collegiate Summer League Champions 
  • 2013 Ranked PG Top 50 Collegiate Summer Teams 
  • 2014 Long Beach Summer Classic Champions 
  • 2015 Orange County Collegiate League Champions 
  • 2015 Long Beach Summer Classic Champions 
  • 2018 Sunset Baseball League Champions 
  • 2018 Best of the West Tournament Champions 
  • 16 MLB Draft selections since 2016
  • 25 professional alumni since 2014
  • Three 40+ win seasons
  • Five 30+ win seasons 

Legends Coaching Record

Season Overall Record
2012 36-18
2013 42-25
2014 34-27
2015 44-15
2018 42-12
2019 24-21
Overall 222-118

Coaching Synopsis

  • 2010: West Virginia Tech (NAIA) - Assistant Coach 
  • 2010-2011: Slippery Rock Sliders (Prospect Summer League) - Assistant Coach)
  • 2011-2016: Long Beach City College (JUCO) - Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 
  • 2012-Present: Legends Baseball Club - Founder/President/Head Coach 
  • 2013-2014: Rockingham Rams (Western Australian State League): Head Coach/Development Officer 
  • 2014: The Hit Factory Singapore - Development Coach
  • 2018: Baseball/Softball UK - Training Instructor  
  • 2019: Great Britain U15 National Team - Assistant Coach 
  • 2019: Great Britain U23 National Team - Assistant Coach
  • 2020 Great Britain U18 National Team - Manager