Meet the Coach - John Zutt, Girls Soccer
♦ Family: Wife, Susan; Daughter, Kristin; Daughter, Jenna, Daughter, Kara; Granddaughter, Ava; Granddaughter, Brooklyn
♦ Church: Southeast Christian Church
♦ School(s) Attended: University of Kentucky & University of Louisville
♦ Sports Played—Basketball, Baseball, & Track
♦ Occupation: Engineer
How did you get involved with CAL girls’ soccer? All three of our daughters went to CAL and played soccer so I’ve been around girls soccer for quite a while. I’ve been blessed to have coached the past 8 years at CAL and have coached some incredible young ladies.
How does your relationship with Jesus affect your coaching style? I remind the girls that everything they do in athletics during a season is a chance to glorify God with their talents and abilities. They have the opportunity to point others to Christ throughout the season, while honoring and glorifying God.
In what ways does your team try to be distinctive? We play at the highest level of competition with humility and our faith always at the forefront. When competing, we try to encourage our players to share and represent their faith with everyone they come into contact with...referees, opponents, coaches, etc.
Which Bible verse do you rely on most? Zechariah 4:6. It has been a verse our team has adopted over the last couple years. We reference it throughout the season and at times the girls write “BHS” (by His spirit) on their hands or tape as a reminder that no matter how much God has blessed them with their ability and talent, it is only possible “by His spirit” that we can achieve much.
What makes you laugh out loud? Our granddaughters, Brooklyn and Ava. They are such a blessing and full of joy and life!