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Rahim Booth

CSU Director of RecSports/Head Coach

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Rahim Booth is in his eight year at Coppin State University serving as the Director of Recreational Sports. Booth’s current duties includes providing  leadership for all programmatic areas within recreational sports to include aquatics, special events, youth programming, instructional programming, intramural sports, and the club sports program.

Prior to Coppin State, Booth served as the Assistant Director of Recreational Facilities and Aquatics at Johns Hopkins University (MD) from 2005 -09. While at Johns Hopkins, Booth was in charge of facility scheduling, management and operations of the O’Connor Recreation Center & Aquatic Center and risk management.

With 16 years of competitive swimming coaching experience, Coach Booth founded the Aqua Eagle Swim Club (now the Coppin State Aquatics Club) at Coppin State University in 2010 under the School of Education, Department of Health and Human Performance.

In 2008, prior to the establishment of the CSU Aqua Eagles Club, Booth implemented the Aqua Jays Aquatics Club at The Johns Hopkins University; as a community learn-to-swim outreach program under the Department of Athletics & Recreation. With a belief in the development of swimmers with pride and passion for the sport, Coach Booth stresses the importance of a strong work ethic, character development, and parent support.

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Furthermore, as a participant in the USA Swimming: Mentor Coaching Program Pilot, he has also spent time under the tutelage of Coach Jim Ellis of SAKA Swim Club further honing his skills and knowledge of the sport and art form of swimming.

Booth’s most recent achievements resulted in the establishment of the Coppin State Collegiate Recreational Sports Department. Coppin State University’s club football program joined the National Club Football Association and won the NFCA National Championship in back-to-back season 2011 and 2012. The Eagles club football program are five-time Mid-Atlantic Conference champions. In addition to club football, Booth has introduced club basketball, club swim, club soccer, and club men’s and women’s basketball as well as the Elite Eagle Pep Squad.

In 2013, Booth received the Maryland AAU Governor’s Award and in 2015 was presented with the NCFA Lifetime Recognition Award and the Coppin State University Student Affairs – Advisor of the Year for club sports. In May 2017, Booth was a recipient of the Diversity in Aquatics - Lee Pitts Award for his demonstration of true high ideas of volunteer service in the area of aquatics which has benefited the lease served.


Booth earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation & Parks Management from Frostburg State University in 2007. He is also a 2018 graduate of “The Executive Program” from the Sports Management Institute.

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Booth was a football, swimming and lacrosse standout at Patterson High School in Baltimore, Maryland. While at Patterson, Booth earned Maryland First-team All-State, All-Metro, All-City/County honor in football and All City/County in lacrosse.  As a swimmer he holds the school record in the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley. He went>

Booth and his wife, Eva are the proud parents of five – Edris (22) Issia (20), RJ (13), Rais (12) and Eiliyah (9).

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Kia Lee

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Kia Lee is a Baltimore native who has always loved to swim. At age 8 she learn to swim at the YMCA where she progressed from minnow to shark. After that, summer vacation offered the only opportunity to swim, but it was not enough. At age 13 she joined the Baltimore City Swim Club and swam with them until that  My love of swimming extended beyond the classes, but there were no options to indulge my passion at the time. At the age of 13 I joined Baltimore City Swim Club until the age of 18.  She also swam for Western Senior High School, winning the 50 freestyle during championship in her senior year.  Swimming led Kia to job opportunities as lifeguard, swim instructor, Water Safety Instructor (WSI), neighborhood pool manager and private swimming instructor. It also provided her the opportunity to swim for the Howard University's Sharks, Although Kia's love of swimming has never wavered, the opportunity to realize that love has not always been present. This is why, few years ago, she jumped to the opportunity to be a coach for the Coppin State Aquatic Club. It gave her the valuable opportunity to instruct, guide, mentor and develop budding swimmers, and most importantly, to pass on her love of swimming to a new generation.