Elmer Rodriguez comes to Seattle, Washington from Culver City, California. He has been playing soccer for 26 years since he was 6 years old and has been coaching for the last 7 years. He started coaching for Stidder Soccer Camp in Westwood, California and also coached the girls and helped coach the boys at John Burroughs Middle School in Los Angeles, California. Elmer was also the head goalkeeper coach at Santa Monica Community College in California.. Elmer has also coached at Sky River soccer club in Monroe. He is the soccer Director and Goalkeeper coach at Elite Training Academy in Monroe, Washington. Since then coach Elmer has been involved in numerous camps such as Soccer One, Elite Training Academy soccer, Sky River Soccer club since he moved to Washington.
Elmer played soccer at a professional level in England during the summer in 2000 then went on to play for the Los Angeles Blues/Los Angeles Missioneros (USLPRO/PDL) in 2009-2010. He moved to Seattle, Washington in February 2011, where he played for the Tacoma Tide (now the Seattle Sounders U-23) in the Premier Development League. He then went on to play for the North Sound Seawolves FC in 2012. In 2013, he played for the Seattle Sporting FC in the National Premier Soccer League, and in 2015 he played for OSA FC that made it into the US Open Cup. Currently, Elmer is still pursuing his love of playing soccer in the National Premier Soccer League and working with the goalkeepers at NSC, and is very excited to be part of the Greater Seattle Surf family.
On his free time he likes to relax and enjoy some soccer on TV or going to live games. Coach Elmer has a tendency of always studying the game and acquiring more knowledge to pass down to his players and teams. Most importantly he loves to spend time with family, friends. When time allows he likes to run Green Lake park or train at Elite Training Academy Facility. He has a passion for coaching and is very excited to start his new journey with Greater Seattle Surf.