Kaskaskia College is announcing that Kim Rahar has been named the College’s Athletic Director effective immediately. Rahar takes over after women’s basketball coach Adam Esses resigned in early July.
Pictured is Coach Kim Rahar.
Rahar has been at Kaskaskia College as the head volleyball coach and Coordinator of Physical Education programs (including Fitness Center operations) for the past nine years. Her strong leadership skills have been demonstrated in the athletic department as she managed the department’s transition to a new web site and annually organizes the athletic recognition event. She is respected within the department by her peers and outside of the department by other coaches, as evidenced by her 2012 and 2015 honors of GRAC Coach of the Year and Region 24 Coach of the Year.
KC Vice President of Student Services, Susan Batchelor says, “Coach Rahar has a strong passion for KC athletics and has consistently demonstrated commitment to the success of our student athletes. It is my pleasure to announce her expanding leadership responsibilities at Kaskaskia College”.
Rahar resides in Breese with her husband Nick and sons Riddick and Rowan. She is a graduate of Breese Central High School and continued on with her volleyball career and education at Southwestern Illinois College and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She was named All Great Lakes Valley Conference First Team, GLVC Player of the Year, and was on the All American Second Team in 2006. Rahar averaged 4.52 points per game for SIU-E in 2006 and registered 3.75 kills per game. She played in 73 games that the year and led the league in blocks with 1.38 per game. She was twice named GLVC Player-of-the-Week during the season and guided the Cougars to the conference regular season title with a 16-0 record. She graduated from SIU-E with a Bachelor of Arts and science degree in Sociology. Rahar served as an assistant volleyball coach at St. Rose Elementary School before taking over the reins at Kaskaskia College.