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Coach Frank Rathke

Varsity - 2009 Season
Posted Tuesday, May 05, 2009 by Paul Bauersfeld
Frank Rathke • Vero Beach, Fla.
For nearly five decades, Frank Rathke has played a leading role in helping lacrosse develop. In the late 1950s he helped bring lacrosse to the public schools in Scarsdale, N.Y., and he coached boys and girls lacrosse at all levels in the Hudson Valley. He helped start the first summer league in the Hudson Valley in 1972 and for more than 20 years he officiated and assigned games for all levels of play. He was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hudson Valley Chapter Hall of Fame in 1999. Since relocating to Florida in 1996, he has continued his efforts. He founded the South Florida Women's Lacrosse Umpire Association, has coached at several schools and has helped spur interest in several youth and school programs through his efforts. He was inducted into the US Lacrosse South Florida Chapter Hall of Fame in 2004.

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