Who Is Alan Rodemaker, Tate Rodemaker Dad? Father-Son Relationship

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The Florida State Seminoles QB Tate Rodemaker’s dad, Alan Rodemaker, coached and mentored him into football prominence.

The father-son duo has become one of the exemplary figures of shared passion and a profound bond.

Rodemaker’s dad served as the football head coach of his alma mater, Valdosta High School.

Along with his father, Tate’s mother, Leah, and his siblings: brother Bo, and sister, Adair, are equally supportive of his career.

Florida State Seminoles Quarterback Tate Rodemaker
Florida State Seminoles Quarterback Tate Rodemaker (Source: Instagram)

Tate Rodemaker, a collegiate football quarterback, played his redshirt junior year at Florida State University in 2023, under the head coach Mike Norvell.

There, he plays alongside Keon Coleman, Johnny Wilson, Trey Benson, and Patrick Payton.

Having played as an additional QB, Rodemaker took over as the starter in the final two games of the 2023 season after the injury of quarterback Jordan Travis.

On November 18, 2023, in a game against North Alabama, he scored his career-high 217 passing yards for two touchdowns.

Tate was a three-star prospect, ranking #12 pro-style, from Valdosta High School. There,  he made 6,811 yards and 74 touchdowns, averaging 243.3 yards per game.

Tate Rodemaker Dad: Who Is Alan Rodemaker?

Alan Rodemaker, born on February 9, 1967, is an American high school football coach. He is the proud father of one of the touted prospects for the future NFL draft, Tate Rodemaker.

As of 2024, Alan is 57 years old.

Formerly, Rodemaker served as the head football coach at Valdosta High School (2016-20). He joined the school as an assistant football coach and gym teacher in 2010 and became its head coach in 2016.

Tate Rodemaker With His Parents- Father, Alan, And Mother, Leah
Tate Rodemaker With His Parents- Father, Alan, And Mother, Leah (Source: GpB Sports)

Currently, he serves as the assistant coach for the varsity football team at Madison County High School.

Tate and his dad Alan, have more than a typical father-son relationship. In a 2019 interview with GpB Sports, the collegiate football player referred to his father as his role model & his mentor.

“My dad because he’s always been there for me. I train with him, I don’t have a personal trainer, I’ve always trained with him growing up.”

Mr. Rodemaker also takes out his possible time to watch his son’s games. 

While talking with Tallahassee Democrat in September 2022, Alan recalled a moment that “had him in tears” after the Seminoles’ 35-31 victory over the Louisville Cardinals.

As reported, when he heard that his son attempted a pass, he took a 30-mile bus ride to Danielsville.

Not only that, his son, Tate, also replaced injured Jordan Travis in the second quarter and contributed to the victory. He made 6 of 10 passes for 109 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Father Filed A Lawsuit Against Valdosta

In April 2020, Alan Rodemaker filed a lawsuit against the five board members of Valdosta High School citing racial discrimination after they voted not to renew his contract.

It was because, despite the superintendent’s recommendation, the board voted 4-5 to opt him out; those 5 were from the black community and didn’t explain their decision.

However, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Alan’s case on September 8, 2021. So, he filed another lawsuit naming the school board and the five black members as agents.

The update on the case is yet to be out.

Who Are In Tate Rodemaker’s Family? Parents & Siblings

Rodemaker is the middle of three children of his parents, Leah McCullough Rodemaker and Alan Rodemaker. They’ve been married since April 15, 1995.

Tate’s father is a football coach (as mentioned above), while his mother is a regional director of nursing at AIS Healthcare (2014- present).

Earlier, she served as a nurse manager at Advanced Infusion Care (2014-21). Leah is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a degree in registered nursing.

Tate Rodemaker With Parents And Siblings
Tate Rodemaker Is One Of Three Children Of His Parents (Source: Facebook)

Tate Rodemaker has an older brother, Bo Rodemaker (b. July 1997), who completed mechanical engineering at Georgia Southern University in 2023.

The Seminoles’ player’s younger sister, Adair, is a student-athlete, who plays volleyball at Lenoir-Rhyne University (class of 2026). In 2022, she signed with the Division II Lenoir-Rhyne Bears.

Adair is a former volleyball outside hitter for Valwood High School, where she transferred in her senior year from Valdosta High School.

Krishna Pandey
Krishna Pandey

Krishna Pandey

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