Rodriguez returns to St. Cloud for his sixth season as the Rox Field Manager. In 2016 he was named the Northwoods League Manager of the year. In addition to his duties with the Rox, he is also an Associate Scout for the Cincinnati Reds. He played six years of professional baseball starting with the Seattle Mariners who invited him to spring training in 2003. He also spent two seasons playing in the Puerto Rican Major Winter League and a season in the European Major League. He spent three years as the pitching coach at Augusta State and one season as the pitching coach in St. Cloud in 2011. During his first five seasons leading the Rox, Rodriguez holds a 202-159 (.560) record.
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#62 Al Newman – Assistant Coach
Newman returns for his second season on the Rox staff as an Assistant Coach. During his playing career he was drafted 12th overall by the Montreal Expos in the 1981 MLB Draft. His major league career spanned from 1985-1992 when he played for the Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers. Newman won two World Series titles (1987 and 1991) during his career. Following his retirement from baseball, Newman began his coaching career in the Minnesota Twins organization. During the 1996 and 1997 seasons he served as the Manager of the Class AA affiliate New Britain Rock Cats. In 1998 he served as the Bench Coach for the Class AAA affiliate Salt Lake City Buzz and from 1999-2001 as the Manager of the rookie league Gulf Coast League Twins. In 2002 Newman joined the Twins major league coaching staff as the Third Base Coach, a role he held through the 2005 season.
Adam Maxon – Pitching Coach: Maxon returns to the St. Cloud Rox after a stint as a player during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Maxon played Division 1 baseball all four years at Jacksonville University, and ranks fifth all time in Atlantic Sun Conference History with 114 appearances. In 2014 Maxon graduated with a degree in Aviation Management. After his collegiate career Maxon played for the Amarillo Sox, a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Maxon’s coaching background comes from high school, collegiate, and Coastal Plain league teams.
Riley Price – Assistant Coach: Price is a new addition to the Rox baseball coaching staff. Price played collegiately at Washburn University, Southern Arkansas University, and Allen Community College. During the spring of 2016 he served as an Assistant Coach at Baker University. Price also served two consecutive summers as the Head Coach of the Fort Collins Foxes of the Centennial State League, leading the team to a 26-4 record in the 2016 season. Price is currently an assistant coach at Angelo State University. Price graduated in 2015 from Washburn University earning a B.Ed. in physical Education and is currently earning his masters in Coaching Sport Administration with Angelo State University.