RayRodriguez

Tampa, FL

About Me

-Track and Field Coach at the Academy of the Holy Names since 2015-Head track and field coach at Tampa-Jesuit 2005-2009. State Runner-up 2006 & 2009-Head cross country coach at the Academy of Holy Names since 2005.-Track and XC Head Coach at St Thomas More Academy (DE) 2000-2001-Asst XC, indoor track, outdoor track coach at Cape Henlopen HS (DE) 1997-2000-Asst XC, Track coach at Tampa-Jesuit, 1994-1996-Jesuit Biology/chemistry/marine biology teacher since 2001-Jesuit '91 graduate, ran 3 years of XC, 4 yrs of T&F (100m-2mile, except for the hurdles!). -Member of '89 state runner-up XC team.-USATF Level 1 Coaching Certified-USATF Level 2 Endurance Events Certified (2017). I was an average runner. I’ve slowed down some

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
4 days ago State Track Meet 2021
3 months ago minimum number of track meets?
@Longhorn It currently stands at 5 meets, doesn't necessarily have to be an invite
3 months ago minimum number of track meets?
@mastersrunr That's great news that it is under consideration. It would be even more helpfu...
4 months ago Form for Running Alternate at State Meet?
@gzugrave In years past, I have filled out the form during course preview the day before the r...
4 months ago State Meet on Sunday?
4 months ago Tropical Storm
From FHSAA email: "Please be advised, the FHSAA office is closely monitoring Hurricane Eta and th...
4 months ago Petition to increase fans at state finals
@lfcsumner3 While I strongly agree with this petition, at the risk of sounding a little "whine...
4 months ago Track and Field 2021
I'm a coach of one of the 128 teams who did not advance to the state XC meet this year, who norma...
4 months ago course map
@Coach_Skipper Is it possible for a spectator (or coach) to see anything other than the start ...
5 months ago State Championships Schedule
@fortmccoyk899 Thanks, apology accepted. My reference to the wet bulb was not in literal te...
5 months ago State Championships Schedule
@Aholmes80 If logistical reasons are the problem and the reason for having kids potentially ru...
5 months ago State Championships Schedule
@John_Stevenson I know no one here has control over this but.... I'm certainly thankful for...
5 months ago State Meet Location ?
@multijumps I saw that too. I am assuming 2A can pick up their packets day of the race. Ha...
6 months ago Any schools in NE Florida opting out of the State Series?
@TrackCoach72 If your main concern is meeting the 5-meet minimum rule, that rule has been waiv...
6 months ago COVID Procedures
@coachbutler You're a better than me. I think I would have drawn the line around 10+ hours!
6 months ago COVID Procedures
@raybfree For the other side of the debate: I am also a coach and have my daughter on my te...
6 months ago INDIVIDUAL COMPARATIVE EFFORT GOOGLE SHEET
@ncxctrackcoach Since you're selling stuff here, I've got a few items that I created a while ago...
8 months ago What was the results of the FHSAA meeting yesterday?
@ERYRC1 That’s a cruel joke
8 months ago Heat
@ALLXC This is going to close to our normal. In August and September we practice at 5 or 6 pm. ...
8 months ago Heat
@coachbutler It's only been 2 days but here's what I have so far. TIME SHADE SUN A...
8 months ago Heat
@coachbutler I have my thermometer and I'm going to be taking the WBGT every hour from 6 am to...
8 months ago Miami vs Tampa
@multijumps I think 100 m would be enough. Or maybe I can tell him I measured a new course th...
8 months ago Miami vs Tampa
@multijumps Oh, I will concede when someone from AR shows up on the message board or in a clinic...
8 months ago Miami vs Tampa
Tell me again how much hotter it is in Miami vs Tampa? [url=https://www.timeanddate.com/weathe...
9 months ago Large cross country meets versus dual meets
@mbecker I think dual meets have their place and can be fun. But my experience with dual meet...
1 year ago New Rules for 2020 Season.
@CoachGCracker That's the point I was getting around to making. As a coach, I should have the...
1 year ago New Rules for 2020 Season.
@klojacono Are the names of participants in relays now required?
1 year ago So much for the 4 x 800 / 4 x 400 state meet double....
@jlafollette In an effort to put a positive spin on this: after looking over the new proposed...
1 year ago So much for the 4 x 800 / 4 x 400 state meet double....
Good point, coach. Something seems off. Using 2A as an example: 2:15 PM 2A 4x800m Relay Fi...
1 year ago Class 2A Region 3 at Lemon Bay HS
@snowbird I received official word form Alex at FHSAA too. It's on Nov 2. Course Map link:...
1 year ago FSU Track
@SeasonalRunner Too many variables, like my oxygen in the forest observation.
1 year ago FSU Track
@SeasonalRunner It certainly made me laugh
1 year ago Class 2A Region 3 at Lemon Bay HS
FHSAA website says 11/2, flrunners calendar says 11/1. I'm going with FHSAA but just wanted to...
1 year ago FSU Track
@Sum_boof_runner Yes sir
1 year ago FSU Track
@shortcourse It's accurate. I measured it with my GPS ;) On a related note, are wooded trails a...
1 year ago ICYMI - FHSAA _ Track & FIeld State Series
@CoachHalliday I know any schedule FHSAA puts out will upset someone. They will probably never ...
1 year ago Florida Horse Park Race Videos
@columbiatrack Very nice! Who provided the drone video?
2 years ago Meet cancelled
@czarman Hello Coach Bloom, how have you been? -Ray Rodriguez Ex-STMA coach Ex-Cape coach
2 years ago 2019-20 FHSAA 2A Girls Rankings
@Adair Lyden So much for “flying under the radar!” Thanks Adair! :)
2 years ago FACA Cross Country Clinic, June 27-29
@southforkrunning I did not give you my email: Rrodriguez190@tampabay.rr.com Thank you!
2 years ago Jim Ryun Invite
@mlyons Rick Moody!
2 years ago State Meet pictures
@Lisajhaag it's on the track page of FHSAA [url=https://www.mainlightevents.com/]https://ww...
2 years ago 7th & 8th graders ??
@CoachGoingRogue You're incorrect in your assessment that only private schools benefit from this.
2 years ago Suggestion
@coachbutler Coach I have good and bad news. I think your region meet is in Lake City not Lemon...
2 years ago Regional Rain Date?
I'm checking a long range forecast and I'm seeing a good chance for rain on Saturday, Apr 27. If...
2 years ago Tampa bay area Distance carnival May 10 or May 11
@coachboza Fantastic news!
2 years ago State Meet schedule
@EdwardsMom05 So, is it the 2020 season where there will be no prelims in the 4x400? I can'...
2 years ago After watching the Mile Indoor World record get missed by .01 seconds...
@Coach_Hill [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74H0EHxyuuE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7...
2 years ago New XC Classifications!
I keep clicking the refresh button on the FHSAA web site, hoping to see the new classifications. ...
2 years ago We want TODD GRASLEY back!
I'm playing devil's advocate: Does everyone feel as if Todd was that good at the very BEGINNIN...