IGF013 In Good Faith with Coach Cathy Rush, recorded live on January 18, 2012. Produced by Ministry. Topics include: coaching 1st national champs in women’s basketball, working with nuns, Mighty Macs movie, Future Stars summer camps & more.

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Show Notes
  • From underdog to national champion–Cathy talks about her experience as a young head coach at Immaculata College and the team that won against great odds.
  • What it was like to work with nuns at a women’s college.
  • Cathy talks about the making of The Mighty Macs movie and its depiction of the nuns, the team, the school, and herself.
  • How Title IX affected women’s sports at Catholic universities.
  • Sports, femininity and young female athletes today.
  • What it means to follow your dream, even when it leads to unexpected places.
  • The development of Future Stars Camps for children.
About our Guest

Cathy Rush was the head women’s basketball coach at Immaculata College (now University) from 1970-1977. She led Immaculata to three consecutive AIAW national titles from 1972-1974. The movie popular movie "The Mighty Macs", portrays her when she was the head women’s basketball coach at Immaculata, which was founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Immaculata, Pennsylvania. Coach Ruch contributed to the screenplay and served as Executive Producer on the movie.

Coach Rush also led the 1975 U.S. Women’s basketball team at the Pan American games to a gold medal finish. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, into the women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, and into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

She is the founder and president of Future Stars Camps, sports and arts camps that thousands of young people have attended. She also is a commentator on major tv networks and is a public speaker on a variety of topics to encourage and motivate young women and men.