Our New Oregon Regional Scout
Chris Rutter is a Louisiana native that was transplanted into the Pacific Northwest. Having played at
Scio High School in Scio, Oregon). He was recruited to played college football at a few smaller
schools, but decided to go into the army instead. While he stationed in Germany, he started playing
football overseas with the Fischbach Fire.
After his military career, he started his Minor League Career with the National Nine Man Football
League with the Eugene Knights.
Once his playing days were over, he started his coaching Career. First as the Head Coach of the
NNFL’s Polk Pioneers, leading them to a 42-4 record after 4 seasons, with 3 NNFL championships
and 2 coach of the year honors. Decided to take a few years off, then came back to the NNFL as
the Benton Bulldawgs Quality Control coach, and helped them get to the NNFL championship. The
league commissioner asked him to bring back his Polk Pioneers teams, so Chris took them to the
NNFL championship game again. After this season, the South Lane Buzzards of the Pacific
Northwest Football League asked him to be their Head Coach, and Chris Rutter again helped lead
the Buzzards to another PNFL championship. Chris Rutter also served for 2 games as the interim
Head Coach of the Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks. Chris Rutter loves to help assist different
programs to become the best that they can be.
On Working with the Wenatchee Skyhawks and the AWFC:
I was asked to help out the Skyhawks in the 2021 season, due to the issues they had due to Covid
and after considering everything, took a chance to help this organization out. This league is a good
place for guys to go to get their feet in the door to other leagues and also gives them a chance to
play ball with some top tier athletes across Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho. I’m excited to
help this team become the absolute best by sending the top tier talent from across Oregon and
Washington! Having been around a lot of the guys from a lot of the teams, I think I can help grow
the Skyhawks brand into a powerhouse football team! Go Hawks!