Daris Rodriguez

Daris Rodriguez

Master Coach



Summary Bullet Points

-Born on November 11, 1987 in San Juan, Puerto Rico;

-14 years playing career, including travel club from 9-13 years old; the Puerto Rico National Team (2003-2005); the Liga de Voleibol Superior Femenino (2002-2005); Lakeland Community College Varsity-NCAA D1 (2005-2007) and Lynn University Varsity-NCAA D2 (2007-2009).

-All American in 2006 at Lakeland Community College;

-All Region, All State & All-American 2007 & 2008 at Lynn University

-Athlete of the Year at Lynn University 2009 

-Graduated from Lynn University with a B.A. in Human Services in 2009;

-Induced to the Lakeland Community College Athlete Hall of Fame in 2010;

-Graduated from Springfield College with a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling in 2011;

-Induced to the Lynn University Athlete Hall of Fame in 2016;

-12 years of experience working as a Mental Health Practitioner, currently practicing family and individual therapy for children.

-Began coaching volleyball in 2015 in Tampa, FL. Previous travel clubs include Club Steel (2015-2019) 8U-12U, Dynamite Volleyball Club (2019-2021) 14U & 16U, and Wave Volleyball Alliance (2021-2023) 14U & 15U.

-Sarasota High School Head Volleyball Coach / Indoor and Beach volleyball since April 2022.

One Paragraph Personal Bio

My name is Daris, and I am a daughter, a wife, a therapist, and a volleyball coach. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico until the age of 17 when I moved to the US after being scouted and offered a scholarship to study abroad. I began playing volleyball when I was 8 years old, and by 14 I was playing in a professional league. My entire life revolved around volleyball, and I remember my mother being there every step of the way. At 15 I was also invited to participate in the Juvenile National Team and represented PR in international tournaments. I started attending my freshman year of college at the age of 16 in Puerto Rico. In that year, I remember playing for three teams, the college, the professional team, and the national team. Shortly after, I was recruited to play for a D1 community college in Illinois. Then, I transferred to Lynn University, played my junior and senior year, and graduated with a BA in Human Services. I stopped playing volleyball after college due to existing knee injuries. Instead, I continued my education and graduated with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2011. Since then, I have worked in the mental health field, and currently provide family therapy and individual therapy for children. I began coaching travel volleyball in 2015. The first team I ever coached was 10U and, since then, I have coached 12U, 14U, 16U, and a high school volleyball varsity team. Some of my hobbies include working out, bicycle riding, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. 


2010-2011 Master’s Degree / Springfield College / Mental Health Counseling

2007-2009 Bachelor’s Degree / Lynn University / Human Services

2005-2007 Associates Degree / Lakeland College / Arts 

Previous Experience

2015-2019  Club Steel, Land O Lakes, FL / AAU10U-12U 

2019-2021 Dynamite Volleyball Club, Tampa, FL / USAV 14U-16U

2021-2023 Wave Volleyball Alliance, Bradenton, FL / USAV 14U-15U