Longtime Holland Hall Coach To Retire

Monday, February 4th 2013, 11:41 am
By: News On 6

Fred Utter, assistant athletic director at Holland Hall, has announced his retirement at the end of May 2013.

Utter has been at the school for 32 years. Before that he spent 11 years as assistant and head coach at Will Rogers High School.

"Being involved in athletics in the Tulsa area for 43 years has been very rewarding," Utter said. "I have had the opportunity to coach some outstanding individuals."

Some of those people include David Radar, former head football coach at the University of Tulsa, Ed Lindblad, who played on Nolan Richardson's 1981 NIT Champions at TU, current Holland Hall head football coach Tag Gross, and son Jeff Utter, who played at TU for David Radar.

Utter played at Oklahoma State under Hall of Fame coach Henry Iba. In 1970, he took a position with Will Rogers High School where he was an assistant coach then later head coach. In 1981, he moved to Holland Hall where he has been assistant athletic director.