Mike Rapp, fast pitch softball legend, returns to coaching, will assist Milford’s varsity E-Gals

Mike Rapp has returned to coaching varsity fast pitch softball. And Milford head fast pitch softball coach Christy Hensley is very happy.

“I went to a coaches clinic recently and some of the other coaches there had heard Mike was going to be coaching with me. When everybody had found out about it I was congratulated by everybody for having him coaching with me,” said Hensley.

Rapp, a 1974 graduate of Amelia High School, is an Ohio fast pitch softball coaching legend. He began the fast pitch program at his alma mater for the 1979 season. Just one year later he led the Barons to the Class AAA Ohio Final Four and the Blue and White earned second place. He led Amelia to two more appearances to the state tournament in Ashland, Ohio, in 1986 and 1994.

In addition to the three state championship tournaments, in his 24 years at the barony he guided the Barons to five district championships and numerous conference titles. His charges earned Amelia its first Fort Ancient Valley Conference championship in any sport in 2001. His career record at the barony was a very impressive 356-146 (.709 winning percentage).