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Jonathan Rodriguez: President/Head Coach

Jonathan Rodriguez is a dynamic and visionary founder who has led the highly successful Legends Baseball Club to new heights of achievement since its establishment in 2012. Thanks to his unwavering support from players, parents, and coaches, the program has blossomed into one of California's most accomplished college summer baseball organizations.

With Rodriguez's astute management, the Long Beach and Orange County Legends have achieved remarkable success, amassing an impressive 222-118 record over six seasons, with three special 40+ win seasons in '13, '15, and '18. As Club President, Rodriguez drives the Legends' day-to-day operations, ensuring everything runs seamlessly.

Rodriguez's tireless efforts have contributed to the Legends producing 17 alum MLB Draft selections since 2016, with 25 alumni signing professional contracts since 2014. In addition, his unwavering commitment and dedication to developing young baseball players into successful athletes have made him a respected leader in the industry.

In addition to being Club President, Rodriguez is currently the head baseball coach at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, UK. He has also served as a coach for the Great Britain National Baseball Team in various roles. Rodriguez's expertise and knowledge extend beyond baseball. He serves as a Sports Lecturer at Blackburn Rovers Football Club of the English Football League, demonstrating his ability to excel in various sports-related fields.

Rodriguez holds a Master's Degree in Coaching and Sport Psychology from the United States Sports Academy, a Master's degree in Education from the University of Central Lancashire, and a bachelor's degree in Sports Coaching and Education from the University of West Virginia. His extensive Education and experience in sports coaching and management make him a highly sought-after professional.

Before founding the Legends, Rodriguez was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Casey Crook at Long Beach City College from 2011-2016, helping the program win three consecutive conference championships ('14, '15, '16), producing three MLB Draft selections. He has also worked as a full-time instructor and baseball trainer at The Hit Factory in Singapore and as the Head Coach for the Rockingham Rams Baseball Club in Perth, Australia.

As the Legends continue to expand and prepare for the 2023 summer, Rodriguez remains committed to providing players with unparalleled opportunities to compete at the highest levels of college and international baseball. With his outstanding leadership and expertise, the future of the Legends Baseball Club looks brighter than ever.

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
  • 2021 University of Central Lancashire - Head Coach