Jose M. Gonzalez-Rodriguez

President & Technical Director
Program Director 12-13s Scholastic Prep

Head Coach AVA 14s & 17/18s Girls; Boys 17/18s

Email: jgonzalez@areytovolley.com

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jose has been involved in the sport as a player, coach, manager and league director since 1983. He played in middle and high school. While in college, Jose played for collegiate club teams and for A/AA level club teams in the former USVBA. In 1990, he played in the NIRSA Volleyball Championship Tournament, in Knoxville, TN and in 1991, while representing Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA, was selected to the Big 5 All Tournament Team after leading the Dragons to the Championship Final. Also, while in college, Jose actively played beach and grass volleyball tournaments in the East Coast and Puerto Rico. Upon return to Puerto Rico, Jose continued his volleyball career as a player in the Puerto Rico Volleyball Federation First Division and participating in outdoor tournaments.

Over the years, Jose had the privilege of playing and training with several players and coaches with professional and international experience. He also actively played soccer in the Puerto Rico Soccer Federation reaching the Superior League at the age of 16.

Currently, he lives in Ashburn, VA and continues to play in adult men and co-ed teams. Since his arrival, Jose has coached middle and high school age teams for Loudoun Youth Volleyball and the Northern Virginia Volleyball Association (NVVA). While coaching for the NVVA, Jose, together with other staff coaches, initiated the Volley Juniors Program and served as instructor. Jose also served as Assistant Coach for the South Lakes HS Varsity Team, in the Fall 2010, and the following year as Head Coach for Briar Woods High School Girls Varsity Volleyball, where he coached for 2 years, finishing 3rd in the Dulles 4A District and reaching the Regional Tournament on his first year. During his second year coaching at Briar Woods, Jose formed a group of athletes that won the VHSL State Championship the following year.  In 2013, Jose returned to South Lakes HS as Assistant Coach of the Varsity Team to support fellow Areyto Volley Coach Mike Ware.  There, Mike and Jose, together with former Coach Angel Rivera, lead the South Lakes Seahawks to their first winning season in 3 years.

In 2016, Jose returned to Briar Woods as Freshmen Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach. That season, Jose was instrumental in the Falcons' run to the State Championship match for a second time in three years Currently, Jose is the Freshmen Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Independence High School.

 

He has also coached boys basketball and girls soccer.

Jose's biggest success is developing players.

He is married and has three girls with his wife, Yiyi.

 

 

Coaching Education

USA Volleyball Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory (IMPACT) (2008)
Gold Medal Square (2010)
USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) Level I (2010)
USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) Level II (2012)
Positive Coaching Alliance: Double-Goal Coach I, II, & III
VHSL Basic Course (2012 & 2015)

Experience – Player (30+ years)
San Juan Volleyball Club, Metropolitan League, Puerto Rico (1983)
Espiritu Santo H.S. Varsity Team, Hato Rey, PR (1983-1987) 
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (1987-1989) 
Areyto Volleyball Club, Atlanta, GA, USVBA, Men’s A & AA (1987-1989) 
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1989-1990) 
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1990-1991) 
Cayey Bulls, First Division, Puerto Rico Volleyball Federation (1992) 
Ponce de Leon Club, Metropolitan League, Puerto Rico (1993) 
ARESPA-ARRAQ Club, Metropolitan League, Puerto Rico (1994)

 

Experience – Coaching and Management
Coach & General Manager – Ponce de Leon Club, Metropolitan League, Puerto Rico (1993) 
General Manager – ARESPA-ARRAQ Club, Metropolitan League, Puerto Rico (1994) 
Head Coach – Loudoun County Youth Association, Soccer, U7 and U10 Girls (2008-2010) 
Coach – Northern Virginia Volleyball Association, 2008-2011 
President & Technical Director – Areyto Volleyball Academy (2009-Present)

South Lakes High School (2011, 2015)

Briar Woods High School (2012-13, 2016)

Independence High School (2019-Present)

Palmarès (Player & Coach)
Espiritu Santo HS Invitational, Champions, San Juan, PR (1987) 
NIRSA Volleyball Championship, Knoxville, TN (1990) 
Big 5 Tournament, Championship Runner-up, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1991)
Big 5 All-tournament Team, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1991) 
US Army, Fort Gordon Intramural League, Ft. Gordon, GA, Championship Runner-up (1995) 
US Army, Fort Gordon Intramural League, Ft. Gordon, GA, All-Star Team (1995) 
CHRVA Regional Championship, 15s Division Runner-Up (2009) 
CHRVA Regional Championship, 13s Silver Division Champion (2012) 
CHRVA Regional Championship, 13s Silver Division Runner-Up (2013)
AAU Grand Prix-Spring Rumble, 15s Champion (2013) 
North East Qualifier, 15s Bronze Bracket Winner (2013) 
Atlantic Coast Power League, 15s, Championship Runner-Up (2014)
North East Qualifier, 13s Bronze Bracket Winner (2015)
AAU Middle Atlantic Grand Prix 3rd Place (2015)
AAU Girl's Junior National Volleyball Championship Division Winner 15s (2015)

CHRVA Regional Championship, 13s Silver Division Champion (2013)

AAU Girl's Junior National Volleyball Championship Division Runner Up 17s (2016)

CHRVA Regional Championship, 13s Silver Division Champion (2016)

VHSL Girls' Volleyball 5A State Championship Runner Up (2016)

Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival 18's National Qualifier 5th Place (2017)

JVA Spring Fling 15s Division Runner-Up (2017)

JVA Steel Freeze, 17s Division, 3rd Place (2019)

AAU Mountaineer Super Regional, 15s 3rd Place

MLK Kickoff Classic Open Silver Division Runner Up

Atlantic Coast Grand Prix 15s  Division Championship

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