Bill Nutter (2008)
Nutter attended Conway High School (1950 - 1953) where he earned three track letters, and was awarded the Frank Robins Outstanding Athlete Award in 1953.
At Hendrix College (1953 - 1957) he lettered four years in track and received the Hugh Robertson Outstanding Athlete Award in 1957.
Nutter’s coaching career included Conway High School (1959 - 1963) where his teams won state championships in 1960 and in 1963. He was voted Arkansas High School Track Coach of the Year in 1963.
He served as assistant track coach at North Carolina State from 1963 - 1965. He then returned to Arkansas and served at the University of Central Arkansas as an assistant track coach (1965 - 1968) and was head track coach (1968 - 1973.) His 1969 team won the AIC track championship and he was voted AIC Coach of the Year. He was also named District 17 NAIA and Area 5’s Coach of the Year.
His 1969 team placed sixth in the national meet, which was the highest finish on record for an AIC team Two of his athletes were named All Americans.
Nutter also served as Chairman of Arkansas AAU long distance running committee for several years and was called upon to make presentations at numerous track clinics.
In 2001, Nutter was inducted into the Hendrix College Sports Hall of Honor.