Hodagsports.com would like to welcome their new sports reporter Mark LaCrosse to our staff.
Mark is a retired Wausau school district teacher and became a permanent Rhinelander resident in 2016. During his twenty plus year teaching career- LaCrosse coached boys soccer, ice hockey and boys lacrosse at Wausau East and Wausau West. Mark is a Rhinelander native but transferred to the Philadelphia area when his father accepted a promotion with Wausau Insurance. "Although I did not grow up here, my family visited Rhinelander often to vacation with my grandparents. As a result of those many summertime visits I feel I know the Rhinelander area well”. Another deep-rooted connection is that Mark’s parents were active students at RHS in the early 1950’s.
"My father was a four sport athlete and my mother was a cheerleader. Dad was an all-conference quarterback in his junior and senior years, and a captain of the Hodag basketball team.
Mark is excited to start attending Rhinelander high school sports and activities." I retired from coaching in 2012 and miss connecting with student athletes. Writing for Hodag sports.com will give me the opportunity to renew that connection".