Jerry Rashid, who has won more than 800 games in 39 seasons as a high school coach, has been named head baseball coach at Eureka College.
A member of the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Rashid has 807 career victories between Illinois Valley Central (2005-17), Peoria Notre Dame (1989-04) Bergan (1986-88) and Princeville (1979-85). He ranks sixth all-time on the Illinois High School Association coaching wins list.
Rashid's high school teams won 18 conference championships, 17 regional titles, four sectional crowns and made five appearances in the Sweet 16. He led the 2006, 2008 and 2010 IVC squads to the state semifinals, including two appearances in the state title game.
His 2006 team, led by third-round Major League Baseball Draft pick and current Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Zach McAllister, went 40-2 and won the Class A state championship.
Rashid graduated from Bradley University with a B.S. in education. He taught English, social studies and physical education in 40 years as an educator in central Illinois.