|Coach Steven Nutter with hoopster Dalton Gray.|
Track, cross country, and boys' basketball head coach Steven Nutter announced today that he will be leaving Webster County High School for a cross country coaching position at St. Mary's, his hometown.
Here is the announcement he posted on Instagram:
"Blessed to have spent 6 amazing years in Webster County... During this time I had the opportunity to work with some of the best student athletes in the state of WV, their accomplishments speak for themselves!!! The support from administration, staff, parents, and community is beyond words and greater than I could have ever dreamed!!! The athletes that I have coached the past 6 years have been MY KIDS and each has touched my heart in a special way!!! Thank you WEBSTER for all the memories, if has been a pure JOY... I'll forever be indebted to you!!! At the end of the school year I will be going home to St. Marys... I have accepted the position as Cross Country coach and look forward to having the opportunity to touch the lives of youth in my hometown!!!"
Coach Nutter has been one of the best multi-sport coaches in the school's history, and an even finer individual. In just the past year and one-half, Coach Nutter mentored 2014 Cross Country State Champion Brettley Harris, 2016 1600 Meter State Champion Austin Hayes, and put Highlander basketball back on the map with an incredible 17 win, five loss season this past year.
In general, coaches end up being judged by their "win-loss" performance. Coach Nutter clearly exceeded expectations and leaves with a very positive coaching record. In all other respects, from the perspective of those he coached, those he worked with, and those he befriended in the community, Coach Nutter is a clear winner.
We wish him continued success in his coaching career and we will truly miss him. We also want to thanks his parents who showed great support and friendship to us fans here in Webster.