Jacob RhodesAssistant Varsity
Jacob Rhodes was born in the Bay Area, but grew up in Whittier. He went to St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs were he played football, basketball, volleyball, and track. After high school, Coach Jake got his first coaching job at his alma mater at age 19 as a Freshman Boy’s Basketball assistant coach. Around the halfway point that season, he took over as the head Freshman coach. His team went on to become Co-Santa Fe League champs. He stayed in that role for 2 more seasons, finishing in second place, then winning the Santa Fe League outright his final year, going undefeated. His next coaching adventure took him to Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach where he spent the last 2 seasons. In his first year, Coach Jake’s Sophomore team finished in 2nd place in Moore League, running with an 8 man roster the entire season. Last season, his Freshman team went through many ups and downs, but the team had great camaraderie and played hard day in and day out.
Apart from basketball, Coach Jake works at Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ in Brea as a server on the weekends. He is also currently taking college classes online, majoring in History. In his free time, Coach Jake loves to watch and support his Dodgers, Lakers, and Raiders whenever they play. He also enjoys going to the movies, reading, and spending quality time with his fiancée Alexis, his daughter Samantha, and his dog Cocoa. He his very thankful to his family and friends who support him and go to many of his games he coaches in. He is also extremely grateful to Coach Damaine Powell from St. Paul and Coach James Boykin from Wilson High School for believing in him, teaching him, and helping him grow into the confident and fiery coach he is today. And lastly, Coach Jake is ecstatic to have the opportunity to work alongside Coach Kamrath this season and he cannot wait to learn what the Fullerton Indians are all about!