Grimes Rottinghaus inducted into Central Hall of Honor
1993 league MVP.
Rottinghaus was Central’s MVP in 1994, leading the Dutch to a fourth-place national finish. She also served as a team co-captain and won the squad’s most improved player award in 1992.
At the time of her graduation, Rottinghaus ranked second in school history in career earned run average (0.87), wins (64) and strikeouts (363), was third in innings pitched (547.1) games (85) and complete games (69) and was fourth in shutouts (25).
An assistant at Central in 1995, Rottinghaus was head coach at Pella Christian High School (1995) and Grand View University (1996-98), then was an assistant at Drake University (1998-99) and head coach (2000-03). She also coached volleyball at Grand View (1999-2000) and later was a volunteer youth coach.
Rottinghaus continues to serve as a volunteer youth coach and was volunteer coordinator with the Central Iowa Aquatic Swim Club. A Newton native, Rottinghaus and her husband, Jimmy, live in Johnston with their two sons.