We are very excited to share with you the recent appointment of Junior Rodriguez as the Women’s Division Commissioner. Rodriguez has been an active supporter of the Adult Division Executive Committee, and a member of the Adult Division II Ranking Committee and NWBT Working Group. His involvement in various leadership roles has evolved over the last five years. The Women’s Division Commissioner role has historically been a part of Buddy Barnes’ responsibility as the Commissioner of the Adult Division.
Darlene Hunter, Chair of Women’s Division, said: “Buddy has been a committed Commissioner during the interim period he’s served in this role, and who has added a lot of value, but the Women’s Division is at a point where we will benefit from a dedicated Commissioner. Junior has been actively involved in the Women’s Division over the last several years, including Women’s Nationals, and we are excited to have him join the leadership team in a formal capacity as we focus on sustaining our growth.”
Rodriguez, a retired Navy Corpsman, is a volunteer with the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, a transitional housing unit for returning veterans. In addition to his full-time responsibilities with Freedom Station, Rodriguez is the Assistant Program Director of the San Diego Wolfpack, an Adult Division I team.
Tim Fox, President of the NWBA said: “I worked with Junior as a member of the Adult Division Executive Committee. He is a true team player who always raised his hand when the team needed it. I’m excited for Junior to partner with Darlene and the Women’s Division Leadership to support their priorities, while expanding his impact on the sport of wheelchair basketball.”
Buddy Barnes will continue to be the Commissioner of the Adult Division, the NWBA’s largest division with the most NWBA Members. “With the scope and volume of priorities in the Adult Division, this will create more space for Buddy to continue to leave his imprint on the organization. I want to thank Buddy for his ongoing commitment to the NWBA and his support of this growth opportunity for Junior," added Fox.
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