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Ad Rutschman

Ad Rutschman - Coaching

Ad Rutschman, a phenomenal football player, was drafted by the Detroit Lions but he stayed home to teach and coach at Hillsboro High School. He committed 39 hard working years to build a winning tradition at Hillsboro and Linfield College. As head football coach at Linfield for 24 years, his record was 183-48-3. Rutschman’s NAIA National Baseball Championship (1971) combined with his three NAIA National Football Titles (1982, 1984, 1986); make him the only coach to have NAIA national titles in two sports. His list of honors includes “Slats” Gill Man of the Year (4 times), Kodak District 8 Football Coach of the Year (2 times), and Linfield Alumnus of the Year. Rutschman and his wife Joan live in McMinnville.