Lynn Nutt

defensive coordinator/defensive line coach

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Coaching Background

Coach Lynn Nutt will enter his second season with the Defender Football Program in the fall of 2017. Coach Nutt serves as the Defenders Defensive Coordinator.

Nutt’s coaching experience includes two seasons as an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan University and a season at William Jewell (Missouri) coaching the defensive line. Nutt was the head coach and offensive coordinator in 2012 at Pike County High School (Missouri) after serving as defensive coordinator in 2011. Nutt got his coaching start as an assistant coach at the Fair Grove School District (Missouri) in 2009, coaching the varsity offensive and defensive line and middle school defense, then coaching the varsity and junior varsity middle linebackers as well as middle school head coach in 2010.

Coaching Philosophy

I believe the game of football is the best thing outside of the United States Military to help develop a young man into a man who can go out and impact his community in a positive manner. I love using the game of football as a platform to teach young men about Christ and about leadership, sacrifice, dedication, and passion for His calling. We will use all of these as a defense here at Dordt and will become a fierce and passionate defense that honors God in our thoughts, words, and actions, as well as in victory and defeat.

Athletic Background 

Competed in football, basketball, and golf at Bolivar High School (Missouri).

Played tight end and defensive end for William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.

Academic Background

B. A. in psychology, William Jewell in 2009

M. A. in education, Southwest Baptist University in 2011

Recruiting Territories

  • California - San Diego area
  • Missouri
  • Texas - Dallas area