Rodrigo Gomes is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and played for the Brigham Young University men's volleyball team, a three time national champion. He began his volleyball training on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro with his father as his coach. Along with indoor volleyball, Gomes also built a successful career in beach volleyball winning the Rio de Janeiro State tour 6 times, and the Brazilian championship once. These titles lead him to become a member of the Brazilian junior national team, which allowed him to compete in the beach volleyball world championship in Catania, Italy. Rodrigo was also a member of a team that won the South-American championship in Montevideo Uruguay. Between the years 2003 and 2005, Rodrigo was ranked as one of the top professional beach volleyball players in Brazil.
Rodrigo has experience as the Director of Volleyball Training at TCA in Fountain Valley, CA, one of the top clubs in the nation. From 2007 to 2009 he served as an assistant coach for the BYU Men's volleyball team. He has also been one of the top performing camps and clinics director and coach for Gold Medal Squared over the past 10 years, training players and coaches across the U.S.