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Rusty ErwinRetired high school softball coach, Rusty Erwin, 63, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Mantle Cell Lymphoma. The diagnosis was given to Rusty and family a couple of weeks ago and he and his doctors are working on diagnosing the seriousness of the cancer and the treatment plan to try to rid his body of this disease. He will be going through several days of testing very soon at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston to determine treatment. 

Rusty retired from education as the head softball coach at College Station A&M Consolidated, taking over the program when one of his good friends, Billy Hicks, moved into administration. He also was the head coach at Lampasas, Lorena, Salado, and started the softball program at Coronado High School in Lubbock. 

Rusty entered the softball coaching community early in the growth of our great sport and was always known as a great friend to everyone he met at all of his coaching spots. He has many former players who are now coaching, but also very successful in their careers. 

Rusty and his wife of 39 years, Donna, live in the Waco area and he enjoys his outings on the golf course, traveling the world with Donna, cheering on the Texas Tech Red Raiders, being a grandfather, and enjoying his many friendships. 

Please say prayers for Rusty's speedy recovery to defeat his battle with cancer is gets back to full health. If you need updates in the future, Coach Hicks will be able to let you know if you can't reach him.