Jerry Rashid‘s 729 wins ranks him #7 all time in the state of Illinois. His Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central team won the state championship in 2006, with current Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach McAllister, and was runner-up in 2008. In addition to well disciplined and successful teams, Coach Rashid has one of the finest fields at any level in Central Illinois. The Midwest Baseball Coaches’ Clinic has been ongoing for since Coach Rashid first led a team back at Princeville (IL) High School. In over 30 years of coaching, he’s sent many players to college and the professional ranks, with one current Major Leaguer and several minor leaguers. Last year’s Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, Chris Razo, is an IVC product. Check out this interview and you’ll hear a heart that beats baseball.
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Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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