Rodolfo Luis Sanchez Sanchez coached Cuba's men's team to bronze at the 2013 NORCECA Championships in his first year in charge. In 2014, he oversaw Cuba's bronze medal finish at the Central American and Caribbean Games and led the team to victory in Group 3 of the World League. Sanchez, born in Pinar del Rio, played for Cuba at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. Before coaching his country's men's team, he led its national junior men's team. Their bronze medal at the 2011 Youth World Championships was the first podium finish for a Caribbean nation in the event's history. His wife Idalmis Gato played for Cuba's women's team, winning gold at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.