Kathy Rusch began her coaching career at Windsor Locks High School with an undefeated 15-0 season. She compiled a record of 32-2 over two years. From 1974-1989, Rusch was the head coach at South Windsor High School, compiling an outstanding record of 234-119 losses. Her teams also won seven Central Valley Conference Titles and were state finalists two years in a row.
In l978, Rusch was named CT High School District I Coach of the year, and in 1989, the Con-necticut General Assembly honored her achievements during her 17-year coaching career with a citation.