Spotlighting coach Roberto “Rafu” Rodriguez
DME Sports Academy’s newest HYBRID Volleyball Program coach.
DME Sports Academy is one of the top sports training facilities in the world and that means their coaching staff has to be top-notch. Recently, we sat down with Roberto “Rafu” Rodriguez to discuss his love of the sport, his professional volleyball career and new position as a HYBRID Program coach at DME Sports Academy.
Originally from San Juan, PR Rafu comes from a lineage of volleyball players. “I’ve played my entire life, it comes naturally.” Attending the University of Sacred Heart in San Juan Puerto Rico, Rafu developed a love for beach volleyball winning both indoor and outdoor Championships, as well as MVP. He went on to play professionally for the national Puerto Rico team NORCECA for 12 years and podiumed nearly 40 times.
“Find what you love to do and do it with passion.”
In May of 2020, Rafu joined forces with DME in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida as a HYBRID Volleyball Program coach with the goal to have a beach club facility with year-round training, camps, clinics and lessons. As a family man, Rafu has a passion to involve kids in physical activity. DME Sports offers a wide range of training and education options for students and athletes who are looking to develop their mind, body and talents.
At DME you are sure to find the right training to advance your volleyball skills. Training is tailored to the athlete’s skill level that Rafu intends to continue developing and raising the bar.
“The beach program at DME has a brand new four-court facility that is absolutely beautiful!”