Kim Rothfus

Kim Rothfus has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments as an athlete, as a girls’ sports coach, and as Health and Physical Education District Coordinator for the Garland Independent School District. Kim played tennis for North Garland High School and was active in the Garland Girls Softball Association. In her senior year she was selected most outstanding girl athlete and was elected Homecoming Queen. She lettered in tennis 3 years. She played for Baylor University from 1974 to 1977. In her sophomore year, she received an athletic scholarship. She played pitcher and 3rd base on the girls’ softball team and received the Leadership award in softball. Returning to Garland after graduating from Baylor, she served as the junior varsity and assistant varsity basketball coach for ten years at South Garland High School. In 1988 Kim Rothfus and Judy Campbell organized the girls’ athletic program at the newly opened Naaman Forest High School. Kim acted as assistant coach for basketball, in addition to coaching volleyball and varsity track. As the head track coach in 1995, she coached one athlete who won four state championships and was runner-up in a fifth state event. During her tenure at Naaman Forest High School, three basketball teams went to the state playoffs. In 1998 she accepted the position of district coordinator for Health and Physical Education and served in that position for 13 years. This position allowed her to continue to promote the importance of physical activity for all students. After serving a total of 33 years as a coach, teacher, and administrator for the district, Kim retired in 2011. Kim’s family includes parents David and Joyce Rothfus, her sister Debbie Cruce, her brother-in-law Dr. Charles Cruce, and her nephew Chet Cruce.