Jim Sutrick joined the Pacific Lutheran football coaching staff prior to the 2013 season. He coaches Tight Ends for the Lutes, along with assisting wide receivers, special teams, and serving as the “Bomber Defense” coordinator. Jim is also responsible for opponent’s defensive scout data entry and generating scouting reports to assist in game planning.
Before coming to PLU, Sutrick coached football for 21 years through multiple levels including 7 as defensive coordinator at Kentwood and Puyallup high schools, leading them to 7 playoff appearances, 3 league titles, and 2 state titles, as well as 4 years as head coach at Foster High School leading the Bulldogs to their best record and first playoff appearance in over 25 years.
A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1989, BS Airway Science), Sutrick has worked for the United States Government and the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller for 26 years.
He is currently enrolled at The United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama and will be completing his Master’s degree in Athletic Coaching in spring 2017.
Sutrick and his wife, Michelle (Reese), live in Auburn, Washington and have three children: Collin, Kyle, and Marcus.
Recruiting area: Out of State