Former Worthington resident to be inducted into Minnesota Tennis Coaches Hall of FameWORTHINGTON — Former Worthington resident Kevin Rust will be inducted into the Minnesota Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame on March 3.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Former Worthington resident Kevin Rust will be inducted into the Minnesota Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame on March 3.
Rust coached both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at Rochester Lourdes from 1982 to 2010.
During his tenure with the girls’ team, Rust coached the team to 11 state championships, two state runner-up finishes, one fourth-place finish and two consolation championships.
Individual girls he coached in singles produced eight state champions, nine state runner-ups, four third-place finishers and two fourth-place finishers.
In girls’ doubles he coached eight state champion duos, three state runner-ups and two third-place finishing pairs.
As coach of the boys’ tennis team, Rust led the team to two state runner-ups, one third-place finish and one consolation championship.
In singles, he coached three state champions, two runner-ups and had two third-place finishers.
In boy’s doubles, Rust coached three state champion duos, two runner-ups, three third-place finishers and one consolation championship pair.
Some of Rust’s other accolades include receiving the USTA Northern Section Ward Burton Junior Development Award in 1999, winning various coach of the year awards in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2008 and receiving the USTA Northern Section Frank Voight Pro of the Year honor in 2005.
Rust will be the only new addition to the Hall of Fame this year. The ceremony will be held at the Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center (formerly Ft. Snelling) in St. Paul.
The ceremony will take place at 11:15 a.m. that Saturday.
Rust is originally from Worthington and his parents continue to reside in in the area.