Staff Spotlight: Chelsea Rodriguez

Posted by February 15, 2017 • Share:

Head Softball Coach Chelsea Rodriguez comes to the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp from Durango, Colorado and is excited to be part of our team this summer!

Chelsea is originally from Phoenix, Arizona where she played softball growing up. She moved to Durango, Colorado to play NCAA Division II softball at Fort Lewis College. Chelsea had great success playing softball in college, making All-Conference teams all four years, earning multiple awards and setting school records.

Chelsea also had the unique opportunity to play for the United States softball team two years in a row at the Prague Cup International Tournament. At the tournament, Chelsea earned the title “Best Hitter” in 2013.

After graduating from college, Chelsea was hired as the Head Softball Coach at Durango High School and led the Demons in a competitive conference for two seasons. Now, Chelsea currently teaches U.S. History and Psychology at Montezuma-Cortez High School in Cortez, Colorado while volunteering with the softball team on occasion.

A teacher at heart, she loves coaching because it gives her the opportunity to pay-it-forward and help young female athletes gain confidence, develop skills and thrive in a sport that they love. Softball is a game of life and Chelsea takes pride in her ability to help athletes find their strengths mentally and physically. Chelsea puts great effort into creating a fun, positive atmosphere both on and off the field.