This season (2019-2020) Eloy Rodriguez is the head coach for Texas Eclipse’s second 14s team - 14 Black.
Last season (2018-2019) Eloy served as the head coach for Eclipse 12 HCI Black. Previously (2017-2018) Eloy served as the head coach for Eclipse 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) not the weekend.
Eloy has been a volleyball coach, private lesson instructor, and certified TASO officiate/referee for 15 years. Eloy completed his 5th year as the head middle school coach at Hill Country Christian School of Austin. Eloy will be coaching the JV team at Hill Country in 2019. 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 Texas Eclipse, 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 13th season coaching with the Texas Eclipse family. And 6th season as member of the Hill Country Christian School of Austin’s volleyball staff.