Male High School
Gene Rhodes set the standard to follow for future Male High School guards. He was a tenacious, aggressive, tough player who exuded leadership skills. Rhodes was a first team all-state player in 1945 and 1946. He helped his team secure Sweet 16 appearances in 1944, 1945, and 1946. Gene was named to the all-state tournament team in 1945. He coached at Male High School, his alma mater, and St. Xavier where he developed a championship program.