Jesus Rodriguez has a strong background in working with youth and women's basketball. He is currently the Vice President and Director of Operations of the MCW Starz LLC. With the Starz, he is responsible for coaching, recruiting and organizing AAU teams comprised of elementary school, middle school and high school players. In just three seasons, he has helped 28 high school student-athletes earn a spot on a college basketball roster. Rodriguez returns as an assistant for his third season with UMass Boston women's basketball.
He played a huge part in helping the Beacons put together their best season in program history. Rodriguez helped recruit several key freshman, who helped the Beacons to their best record in program history (25-4) and first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
He has also worked for the past 10 years with the Boston Centers for Youth and Families. During his decade of work with BCYF, he has worked as an Athletic Director, as the President of the Board of the Boston Elite Program and as a Youth Worker. In those roles, he has helped inter-city youth in their academics and athletics, while foestering a positive team and program culture.
Rodriguez graduated from Salem State University in 1999 and currently works as a Behavioral Therapist at Newton South High School, where he also serves as the head coach of the softball team.