Nearly 1,100 victories in two sports is the record Coach Jody Rhodes compiled in volleyball and basketball at Paxton before his retirement after the 2021-2022 school year. His teams were State Champions five times in volleyball and twice in boys basketball. In the 1994-1995 school year he coached State Championships in both of those sports. The Exeter native and his wife, Lisa, came to Paxton in 1985 after starting his career at Emerson-Hubbard. He coached girls' basketball for his first three years (43-11) at Paxton before switching to boys (563-215). The Tigers were State Champions in 1995 and 2000 and runners-up in 1999 and 2013. His volleyball tenure ran from 1992-2018, with a (487-161) record. Paxton was State Champion in 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007 and was runner-up in 2005. Jody was the World Hearld Girls Coach of the Year in 2004. Rhodes graduated with the Exeter High School class of 1979.
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