Q&A: Softball Coach and “Man of the Year” Candidate Gary Rathsmill

The Radnor High School coach and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Eastern Pennsylvania fundraiser shares his secret for the perfect Philly soft pretzel.

Gary Rathsmill, 54, Wayne
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Eastern Pennsylvania Man of the Year Candidate

» Profession: Radnor High School junior varsity softball coach. 

» Last thing he read: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. 

» Last things he ate that he loved: Chocolate croissants from Aux Petits Delices in Wayne and tomato pie from Carlino’s in Ardmore

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» Perfect vacation: A week leisurely roaming around a European city. 

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» Role models:  I’ve never had any role models, but some people whose work I’ve greatly admired include Richard Thompson, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. 

» What he likes most about himself: I have a generally positive outlook on things. 

» What he likes most about others: Genuine enthusiasm, curiosity and a love of learning.

» Pet peeve: Manipulating or lying. 

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» Country or rock? Rock. Going to concerts is something I still try to do on a regular basis. 

» Ketchup or mustard: Dark-brown mustard on Philly soft pretzels and corned beef sandwiches. 

» Words to live by: Do unto others as you would have them do to you—simple but true.

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