LBCA MENTORING AND ADVOCACY AWARD
 
Miguel Rodriguez

Teacher Assistant, Long Beach School District
Boy’s JV Soccer Coach
7th and 8th Grade Boy’s and Girl’s Track & Field Coach
Middle School Wrestling Coach
Long Beach Gladiators Wrestling Coach 
NY State Schoolboy National Team Wrestling Coach
 
The LBCA recognizes Miguel Rodriguez as being both coach and mentor to countless Long Beach students for over a decade. He has a unique talent for demanding the best with respect and compassion, challenging students to set goals and stay focused on academics and athletics. Miguel also served as an advocate for the Spanish speaking community when Hurricane Sandy first hit, translating applications and conducting phone call interviews which enabled LBCA to assess needs as quickly as possible.