Assistant Coach
Hometown: Mount Kisco, N.Y.
Alma Mater: Illinois
Graduating Year: 2016
Major: Sports Management


During his first season on the coaching staff, Steven Rodrigues helped send three Monarchs in Michael McGee, Sa'Derian Perry and Larry Early to the NCAA Championships. Early garnered All-American status and placed eighth at the 2019 NCAA Championship in Pittsburgh. The Monarchs also finished second in the league after the regular season and compiled a 9-7 dual record. 

Rodrigues joined the coaching staff June 2018. Rodrigues comes from Stanford where in the 2016-2017 season helped the Cardinal bring nine wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament, a record amount of qualifiers for the institution. Stanford’s 157-pound starter, Paul Fox made All-American to become the 20th All-American for the program. 

Prior to joining the Stanford staff in 2016, Rodrigues had a decorated career at the University of Illinois. The New York native was a four-year starter and a three-time NCAA qualifier, finishing in fifth-place at the NCAA Championships in 2016 to earn All-American status. That same season, the middleweight took a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships at 165 pounds. Rodrigues finished his career with an 88-42 record.

Rodrigues earned his degree in sports management, being named to the Big Ten Academic Team four times and gaining NWCA Academic All-American honors in 2016.

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