Roberto (Rafu) Rodriguez-Bertran
Viper Volleyball Since 2016
Attended University of Sacred Heart in San Juan Puerto Rico and graduated with a bachelor degree in Physical Science and Health Promotion. Won 3 indoor and 3 beach championship. On the last year was named most valuable player of the season as the setter and captain of the team.
Puerto Rico beach volleyball National Champion 2008-2015 and competing internationally in Norceca where he obtained 7 Gold Medals, 13 Silver, and 16 Bronze. Represented Puerto Rico in 2 Pan American Games (Guadalajara 2011, Toronto 2015), 2 Central America and Caribbean Games (Mayaguez 2010, Veracruz 2014), and 1 Beach Volleyball World Championship (Netherlands 2015).
Played the setter position indoor professionally for 5 years. Puerto Rico for 4 years for the following clubs; Gigantes de Adjuntas, Maratonistas de Coamo, Capitanes de Arecibo, Plataneros de Corozal. Also played professionally one year in Fribourg, Switzerland at Belfaux VBC.
Rafu has coached everything volleyball for the past 5 years. He has coached mens, womans, youth, college, and beach. He led both the boys and girls volleyball teams from University of Sacred Heart for 4 years, and was named coach of the year twice of the University.
Currently Rafu plays professional beach volleyball with Viper coach Kevin McColloch.
Rafu is very excited to bring his passion and knowledge of the game to Temecula. He, his wife, Lula and their dog ACE are making a huge move from Puerto Rico to be a part of our community. He hopes to be a big part of molding Viper athletes indoors and on the beach!