Inducted in 2019
Coach Stutzman was inducted posthumously as a coach into the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2019.
Cecil was part of the SHS staff from 1961 to 1975.
Before coming to South, Cecil attended Kearney State Teacher College where he was a multi-sport star and received a Master’s in physical education. He lettered in football, basketball, track, swimming, and golf.
Stutzman joined South High School in 1961 to teach social studies and coach tennis and basketball. He was reserve basketball coach for three years under Conrad “Cornie” Collin. He was the head basketball coach from 1964 to 1972. Stutzman’s 1968-69 team captured the Metro Conference championship during a 16-4 season. He was the varsity tennis coach from 1967-1972. His 1964-65 tennis team took state during a 6-1 season.
In 1972 he resigned from coaching to concentrate on teaching. He went on to earn a master’s in administration from UNO in 1975 and left South High shortly after to work for OPS as a student personnel assistant.
Cecil passed away in 2002 after a battle with lung cancer.