A native of Toledo, Ohio, Chad Rutkowski is entering his seventh year as the Head Volleyball Coach at Sylvania Northview High School, the 2020 District Champions, the 2021 and 2018 District VII Runner-up, and the 2015 Northern Lakes League Champions. In 2018, Rutkowski was named the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association Division 1 State Coach of the Year.
In his six seasons at the helm at Northview, Rutkowski has posted an 85-62 overall record and a 55– 31 record in the Northern Lakes League, with a career record of 103 – 71 (six years at Northview, one year at Cardinal Stritch). He recorded his 100th career win during the 2021 season with a victory at Springfield in five sets. In addition, Rutkowski has had the honor of coaching 24 All Northern Lakes League selections, 5 All TAAC League selections, 21 All District VII selections, 6 All Ohio selections, and 10 college volleyball commitments (4 at the Division 1 level, 4 at the Division 2 level, 1 at the Junior College level, and 1 at the NAIA level).
As a profession, Rutkowski works in Wealth Management at Croak Asset Management, LLC in downtown Toledo a fiduciary wealth management firm for clients who want personal service combined with evidence, analytical, and goals-based investments.
Prior to being at Croak Asset Management, Rutkowski was the Senior Development Officer at United Way of Greater Toledo, serving Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa counties where he helped oversee and manage the Development and Fundraising efforts which historically brings in over $9 million dollars annually in donations from individuals within the workplace and community to support programs and agencies in Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa counties.
Before UWGT, Rutkowski co-led Premier Academy facility, which is home to one of the largest youth volleyball clubs, which has achieved a combined total of 40 National Medals, 78 All-American selections, and over 300 college commitments, making it the most sought-after training facility in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. In addition to our youth programs, we are also the largest sports facility in the area that hosts indoor adult volleyball leagues. In addition to his full-time duties, he also coaches for Premier Academy where he has earned a 2013 AAU Bronze Medal, 2014 AAU Silver Medal, 2016 AAU Bronze Medal and has been afforded the opportunity to coach teams internationally on tours through Nicaragua, and throughout Europe in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria and Italy while coaching through Bring It Promotions and the European Global Challenge.
Rutkowski came to Premier Academy after spending three years as the Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of Student Activities at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and St. Kateri Catholic Academy. Rutkowski, was 11th full-time athletic staff member in school history. Prior to working for the St. Kateri Catholic Schools, Rutkowski spent three years with The Famous San Diego Chicken (TFC, Inc.). He still works with TFC Inc. during the summer months when he is able and has been with the company for a total of 11 years now. He served as the Assistant Managing Director with TFC, Inc., which is a traveling marketing and promotions company, which works in various areas of sport, specifically with Minor League Baseball. In his tenure with TFC, Inc., Rutkowski worked in 3 Triple-A All-Star Games and in 170 different Minor League and Major League Baseball parks throughout the country.
Prior to his tenure with TFC, Inc., Rutkowski worked for the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club as a member of their marketing department, Bowling Green State University as a member of their athletic operations department, Bowling Green High School as a member of their athletic department, Super Bowl XL, and at the CYO as a member of their sport staff.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education – Sport Management from Bowling Green State University in 2008 and earned his Master of Science in Education – Sport Administration from the institution in 2010.
Currently, Rutkowski, 35, resides in Oregon, Ohio with his husband, Kevin, and their dogs Beau and Harper.