Posted: 4:23 pm Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Spanish River’s Rick Rothman wins national coaching award 

By Jeff Greer

Spanish River girls’ cross country coach Rick Rothman joined some elite company last week.

Rothman, who’s coached the Sharks for the past 29 years, won the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s girls cross country coach of the year. He was given the award at the NHSACA’s annual conference in North Dakota.

He’s won seven state titles with Spanish River.