SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Mark Rodriguez has been named the 2018-19 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year, voted on by the conferences fellow AD’s. Rodriguez oversees the athletics programs on Cuyahoga Community College’s West Campus and serves as the OCCAC Secretary.
“I am grateful for this recognition,” Rodriguez said. “It really represents our entire athletic department, including coaches and staff who work diligently every day to help our student-athletes be the best they can be.”
Cuyahoga Softball won 37 of 50 games played, including a 13-3 mark in league play. The Triceratops advanced to the NJCAA D-II National Championships and picked up a win there before bowing out. On the baseball diamond, Brock Begue was drafted in the 11th Round of the MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. The two Spring programs combined for four All-America honors. Megan Mulhan (First Team) and Daniele Rivera (Third Team) received softball honors while Begue (Second Team) and David Espinal (Third Team) were baseball All-Americans.
Rodriguez has also served as the Director of Student Life, Athletics and Recreation at Tri-C for more than 30 years. He manages the Student Life office which supports student clubs and organizations, diversity programs, and the student leadership program. The Recreation department serves students, faculty, staff and the community with open recreation and noncredit class activities.
Rodriguez was previously bestowed OCCAC AD of the Year accolades for 2012-13 as well.