Coaching Staff
Rahim Booth Director of RecSports/Head Coach

An Athletics & Recreation administrator with nearly 15 years of leadership experience at the collegiate level, Rahim Booth is in his ninth year at Coppin State University serving as the Recreational Sports Director. His current duties include providing leadership for all programmatic areas within Recreational Sports, including aquatics, special events, youth and community instructional programming, club and intramural sports.

Prior to Coppin State, Booth served as the Assistant Director of facilities and aquatics at Johns Hopkins University from 2005-09. While at Johns Hopkins, he was in charge of facility scheduling, management and operations of the O’Connor Recreation Center & Aquatic Center and Risk management.


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 six-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.

With 18 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.

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. In 2014, Booth serve as an assistant coach at the USA Central Zone Diversity Select Camp. In addition, he's serve on the Maryland Swimming Inc. board as Diversity Chairperson for two terms. 

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.

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Parks Management from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland. Booth is currently working towards completion of his master's degree. He is also a 2018 graduate of “The Executive Program” from the Sports Management Institute.