Aaron Rodriguez joined the Butler football coaching staff in July 2018 as the team's running backs coach.
Rodriguez is no stranger to the junior college level, having worked at three other NJCAA schools. He comes to Butler after spending the past two seasons (2016-17) at Arizona Western, going 20-2 and coaching in back-to-back NJCAA national championship games.
Both seasons saw the Matadors finishing third in the final NJCAA rankings. In 2016, Rodriguez served as the team's video coordinator and defensive assistant. The following season, he was promoted to linebackers coach while remaining in the video coordinator role.
In 2015, Rodriguez was at Iowa Western, where he was the video coordinator and linebackers coach. The Reivers participated in the Graphic Edge Bowl that season, defeating Georgia Military by a 20-6 score and finishing third in the nation with a 10-2 overall record.
Rodriguez's first junior college stop was at Scottsdale (Ariz.) during the 2014 season, handling both video and recruiting coordinator duties, as well as being the team's assistant linebackers coach. Scottsdale played in the Valley of the Sun Bowl.
He started his coaching career working at Stapley Junior High School as the freshman team coach for five seasons (2006-10), a feeder school at the time for Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz.
Prior to getting into coaching, Rodriguez joined the United States Marine Corps and served on active duty as military police from 2001-05.
A native of Arizona and born and raised in the Phoenix area, Rodriguez has a Bachelor's degree in Health Administration Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master's degree in Special Education from Arizona State University.