Brennan Rogers | Interim Head Baseball Coach
When the 2019 baseball season begins, Brennan Rogers will begin his first season as the interim head baseball coach for the Texans.
It’s been a whirlwind first season for Rogers. The former Division II standout athlete at Arkansas-Fort Smith turned down full-time assistant coach offers to make his way to Stephenville to study as a graduate assistant coach under Conger. He was elevated to the full-time assistant after just one semester.
Rogers played baseball for four seasons at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Over his last two seasons, Rogers played in 96 games and hit .281 with 20 extra-base hits and 55 RBI. He was the 2015 Gold Glove winner at first base for the Heartland Conference and was a two-time conference honor roll award winner.
After wrapping up his time with the Lions, Rogers began his coaching career as an assistant coach for Carl Albert State College. During his time at Carl Albert, Rogers worked with the offense and assisted with recruiting. He also worked defensively with the position players and coached a pair of NJCAA Region II Gold Glove winners, Will Klek (LF) and Ben Klutts (3B).
A native of Greenwood, Arkansas, Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Arkansas-Fort Smith in 2015. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology at Tarleton.
Ruben Rodriguez | Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach
When the 2019 baseball season begins, Ruben Rodriguez will begin his coaching career as the graduate assistant baseball coach for the Tarleton Baseball program.
Rodriguez joins the coaching staff after playing his final season of eligibility for the purple and white last year. As the starting second baseman of the 2018 LSC Tournament Champion Texans, Rodriguez enjoyed an All-LSC Second Team season after hitting .325 in 50 games with 10 doubles, three triples, and three home runs with 37 RBI.
The biggest hit of his Tarleton career came in the final inning of the Lone Star Conference Tournament semifinals against Texas A&M-Kingsville in Canyon. Rodriguez walked Tarleton right into the tournament championship game with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to deliver a 21-20 victory for the Texans.
Prior to his time at Tarleton, Rodriguez spent one season at Southwestern Oklahoma State and two years at Paris Junior College.
Rodriguez graduated from Tarleton with an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the same field. He is a native of El Paso, Texas and graduated from Eastlake High School.