Missed this one from earlier this month – catching-up now….With Long Beach State assistant Bobby Braswell electing to opt out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns, Dan Monson has added Marc Rodgers to the 2020-21 men’s basketball staff. Here’s the official release from the school:
Long Beach State has announced that Marc Rodgers will be returning to the Beach as part of the coaching staff for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Rodgers has previously worked with the program as a graduate assistant.
“Under normal circumstances Marc would make a great addition to any basketball staff, and as we all know, there is nothing normal about this season,” said head coach Dan Monson. “With that said, we feel extremely fortunate to be able to add someone under these circumstances who has great familiarity with our program, players and staff.
“Marc has experience beyond his years and displays great basketball knowledge as well as innate coaching instincts and feel. We feel very fortunate to be able to welcome him back to our basketball family,” Monson continued.
Joining the staff as an assistant coach, Rodgers will primarily assist with the duties ordinarily performed by assistant coach Bobby Braswell, who has elected to opt out due to COVID-19 concerns with the full support of the athletics department.
Rodgers has spent multiple years coaching in AAU, and spent the 2017-2018 season as a graduate assistant coach at Long Beach State, where he assisted with film breakdown as well as player skill development. His last stop was as a boy’s basketball assistant coach with Fairfax High School in Los Angeles where he coached until the COVID-19 shutdown.
A college basketball player himself at Central Washington, Rodgers is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletics Administration at Concordia University, Irvine in addition to joining the LBSU staff.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to come back to Long Beach State. I had a great experience with the coaches and the team when I was here previously, and I’m excited to play my part,” said Rodgers. “I really feel like I’m back where I’m supposed to be, where I belong.”