Lynn Nutt

defensive coordinator / Linebackers coach

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Coaching Background

Lynn Nutt has been with the Dordt football program since 2016 and serves as the Defensive Coordinator & Defensive Line Coach, after working with the Linebackers for the 2016 Spring and Fall, and the Safeties in Spring of 2017.

In his second year as Defensive Coordinator, the Dordt University Defense was able to cut 10 points a game from the 2016 season, as well as 65 total yards per game. Most of the success is due to consistency in impact players returning, which will allow the Defense to continue their improvement again in the 2018 season.

Nutt’s coaching experience includes two seasons as a Defensive Graduate Assistant at Eastern Michigan University and a season coaching the Defensive Line at his Alma Mater William Jewell (Missouri). 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 family and 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