CSU Baseball Mourns Passing of Supporter Charles “Dusty" Rhodes February 17, 2011
CHARLESTON, S.C. – For the second time this year, the CSU baseball team is mourning a member of the family after Charles “Dusty” Rhodes, Jr., lost his battle with cancer on February 10.
Rhodes, a graduate of Charleston Heights Baptist Academy and Liberty University, is the founder of the Charleston Storm. Re-named the South Carolina Storm, the Storm is a traveling baseball team that focused on attitude and academics in addition to baseball skills. Numerous current and former CSU baseball players played for the Storm, including Nick Chinners, Chanler Cox and Walt Quattlebaum.
“Dusty was one of the best baseball people in all of the low country,” said CSU head coach Stuart Lake. “He was a great supporter of CSU baseball and had a great love for the game. He will be greatly missed.”
Rhodes was a commercial roofer by trade and was the Youth Director of the Charleston Baptist Church and the Rutledge Memorial Baptist Church. He served as a coach for St. Andrews Parks & Playgrounds as well as the Charleston Christian School.
The Bucs will honor Rhodes with a moment of silence prior to the start of their season opener against the University of North Florida.