Dalton Public Schools News

Q&A With Coach Jeffrey Hutchinson

In anticipation of a great season, we are featuring our winter athletics coaches from all of our secondary schools! Keep reading to learn more about Coach Hutchinson from The Dalton Academy and Dalton High School, and stay tuned for the rest of our highlights!

What school do you teach at?

Hutch Coaching

The Dalton Academy

What school do you coach for?

The Dalton Academy and Dalton High School

What sport do you coach?

Boys Basketball at TDA and Boys Lacrosse at DHS

What is your coaching background?

I have coached about everything at one time: Rec League Soccer, basketball, football, baseball. Middle School Volleyball, Middle School Football, Middle School Baseball, Middle School Basketball, Middle School Cross Country. Junior Varsity Football, Junior Varsity Basketball. Varsity Boys Basketball, Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Football Assistant, Varsity Boys Lacrosse

How long have you been coaching?

34 YEARS

Did you play sports while growing up?

I played every sport that I could play as often as I could. Was three sport HS Varsity Athlete in Football, Baseball, and Basketball. All State Wide Receiver in football, Scholarship to Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and National Champion Football Player

What is your favorite coaching memory?

In a lifetime of coaching (including my own sons and daughters) there is NO ONE defining moment - rather a beautiful quilt of incredible life transforming events involving young peoples lives - that were forever changed. Every young person I ever coached was an opportunity for me to FOREVER impact their life - I hope that anyone who ever played any sport at any level, would say "Coach Hutch impacted my life!"

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

Whoever sacrifices the most, is the last to surrender. Vince Lombardi - and this says a lot, I am Chicago Bears fan and hate the Packers!

Would you like to shout-out your family?

Hannah Vinson (only daughter), amazing and gifted at being graceful, kind, loving, and Christ like. Wife to a great son-in-law and mother of my only grandchild James "Slim Jim" Vinson. Seth, amazing HS athlete in multiple sports, great team servant leader, wonderful, courageous, faithful, funny and gifted in leadership. Without exception the absolute BEST assistant coach ever, committed and dedicated, knowledgeable and super fun.! David (D.J.) great three sport HS athlete, all time leading goal scorer in DHS Boys Lacrosse History, Scholarship for Lacrosse to Reinhart University - where he has won 2 national Championships. Funny, smart, caring and absolutely confident in who he is.

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