Induction Class of 2021
In 1984, Cindy Rasche was hired as the River Queen’s assistant tennis coach. Then in 1985, Coach Rasche was promoted to head coach and has held that position as of the time of her Hall of Fame induction. During that time, the Clinton High School girls tennis program has captured nine Mississippi Athletic Conference championships, made six State Tournament appearances, won a State Championship in 2013, finished Runner-up in 2014, and sent at least 38 singles and doubles players to the State tournament.
Coach Rasche has received many coaching awards including being chosen as the National High School Athletic Association’s Coach of the Year in 2013, Iowa High School Coach of the Year twice, Missouri Valley Chapter of the United States Tennis Association Coach of the Year, and the Mississippi Athletic Conference Coach of the Year multiple times. She was also awarded the Golden Plaque of Distinguished Service by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
Coach Rasche has also been credited with creating the Youth Sports Tennis Program along with the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department in Clinton, Iowa, in 1986. The Iowa Tennis Association has recognized this program as one of the State’s best youth tennis programs. Rasche also sits on many tennis advisory boards including the IGHSAU, the Iowa Tennis Association.
Coach Rasche currently resides in Camanche, Iowa, as she continues to coach at Clinton High School and manages the River Cities Tennis and Pickle Ball Complex.