Penn State Abington's Rodriguez Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Jose Rodriquez, this year's NEAC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year, was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer for his impact on student-athletes and his diverse background. (Photo courtesy of Penn State Abington sports information department)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Penn State Abington head men’s and women’s cross country coach Jose Rodriguez was recently featured in the nationally-recognized newspaper, Philadelphia Inquirer

The article, which was published last Tuesday on the newspaper’s website,, details the impact that Rodriquez has had on the student-athlete body at Abington, as well as the diversity of Rodriguez’s personality as a human being.  To view the article online, please click here.

Rodriquez was recently selected as the 2012 NEAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year after guiding the Nittany Lions to a pair of first-place finishes and five top-five finishes overall on the season.


The North Eastern Athletic Conference has thirteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, Pennsylvania State University -Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Hilbert College (M Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf & M Tennis).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of men's and women's tennis.