Nuno Rodrigues Named Men’s First Team Head Coach

Rockets are delighted to announce the appointment of Nuno Rodrigues as Men’s First Team Head Coach for the 2022/23 season, subject to work permit approval.

Portuguese native Nuno joins Rockets after spending the 2021/22 campaign in Angola as Head Coach & Youth Coordinator at Clube Desportivo de Agosto.

Prior to that, he led Sport Clube Lusitânia in Portugal whilst he has also spent time as Technical Coordinator and Head Coach at Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

Coach Rodrigues is excited to arrive in Birmingham and get to work building on the 7th place finish in NBL Division 2 that the club achieved last season, he said, “It is a huge honour to join the club.

“I am looking forward to getting started and meeting my fellow coaches.

“I believe that we will translate into work all the ambition that the club has and empower each athlete for a brighter future.

“See you soon Rockets!”

Rockets CEO, Rob Palmer, believes the appointment is another step forward in the club’s evolution, “Nuno brings experience, knowledge and his ethos to our programme that aligns itself closely to our existing culture and values.

“This is an extremely exciting period for all involved at the Rockets”, he continued.

“Securing Nuno as our men’s Head Coach not only demonstrates our ambitions but also illustrates the progress the organisation has made in recent years.”

“We are confident Nuno will lead our men’s programme forward and also have a positive impact on the wider club and Rockets community”.

We would like to wish Coach Rodrigues the very best of luck as our new Head Coach and look forward to welcoming him into the Rockets family.