Formerly the associate head coach to Dennis Rogers at Riverside Community College, RCC won the 2007 state championship behind a 37-18 record, after reaching the Super Regionals behind a 36-14 record in 2006.
In six combined seasons at his alma mater, RCC went 189-85 (.690). The Tigers went 115-61 (.653) over the last four seasons, as Rojo served as the program's first full-time recruiting coordinator. He previously was an assistant at RCC in 1997 and 1998, helping the Tigers win league in 1998, as the team went 37-22 both years. One of his former recruits during the 1998 season was current Dirtbag single-season HR record holder Jaeme Leal.
Two of the last three recruiting classes were ranked No. 1 in California, with the eventual 2007 state championship class receiving a No. 2 national ranking. In four years, 18 players were named all-conference for the Tigers, as the program also produced the Orange Empire Conference's MVP (2007) and Pitcher of the Year (2006). One of his former recruits, pitcher Tommy Hanson enjoyed a breakout rookie season for the Atlanta Braves in 2009. Another former recruit outfielder Thomas Neal is currently the fourth-rated prospect for the San Francisco Giants.
Rojo finished up his playing career at Cal Poly Pomona in 1996 as an all-conference performer, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in History, after spending the 1995 season at the University of Florida as a reserve infielder. As a starter during his sophomore season at RCC in 1994, he earned second-team all-OEC honors and earned the team's Golden Glove Award. He was also named the school's Male Student-Athlete of the Year. He made the Dean's List all four semesters. A 1992 graduate of Etiwanda High School, he was a two-year letterwinner and team MVP as a senior.
Off the field, Rojo was a featured speaker at the 2008 American Baseball Coaches Association's National Convention in Philadelphia. He teamed up with his former college coach Dennis Rogers and presented on infield development.
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