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Dec 2015 - Earl Utter

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Dec 2015 - Earl Utter

Earl Utter 

Coaches Current Team / Previous Teams: SUNY Cortland, Women’s Hockey

Years Coaching: College, 19, total, 30

Coaches Hometown: Hilton, NY

Chosen Attribute (Teamwork, Excellence, Serving, and Integrity): Submission

Why is this attribute important to you?

I believe the only way to live a successful life and to be a successful coach, we need to fully submit to God.  The world may see submission as a weakness, but through that submission, I gain strength.  Needless to say, I haven’t reached total submission yet.

What is your favorite scripture verse?  Why is this important to you?  

Jeremiah 29:1.  I find it very easy to get focused on circumstances outside my control.  This verse allows me to focus on the promise that God has given me.  The promise that He has plans for me.  That in any circumstance, there is a future and a hope.  In the coaching “business”, these are reassuring and reinforcing thoughts.

Who is your favorite coach outside of hockey?  Why?  

Mr. Richard Lebeau.  My JV. Soccer coach.  He was a kind man who believed in me and treated me with respect.

What is your dream coaching job (if different than your current position)?  

Wherever God puts me.

Share a recent coaching highlight that you have had.

Any time a former player says I have been a positive influence in their life.

Tell us a little bit about your coaching philosophy.  Why do you coach?  How does your faith play into your coaching?  Which coach has had the greatest impact on you and the way you coach?  What ways are you able to make an impact for Jesus at the ice rink?

I coach to be a positive influence in the lives of young people.  Since my walk with God (my faith) is continually evolving, I believe that this evolution is allowing my coaching style to continually evolve.  I used to be a transactional coach.  My faith is evolving me into a transformational coach.  I don’t think any one coach has had the greatest impact on me and the way I coach.  I honestly think surrounding myself with Christian coaches, reading the word daily, reading a number of books that deal with building character and having an unconditional love for my players and prayer has had a huge impact on the way I coach.     I hope that my witness is making an impact for Jesus at the rink.  At least I pray that it is.


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