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Sarchione Chevrolet Garrettsville’s Getting to Know: Mogadore AD Steve Lutz

Sarchione Chevrolet Garrettsville’s Getting to Know: Mogadore AD Steve Lutz


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor


“Getting to Know” is an ongoing series that was created to spotlight the coaches and administrators that are guiding today’s Portage County student-athletes to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Today, we get to know Mogadore High School athletic director and teacher Steve Lutz.


Q: Hometown?

A: Mogadore, Ohio.



Steve Lutz as an assistant coach for the Mogadore boys basketball team in 2011.

Q: High school?

A: Mogadore High School. Class of 1980. Played football, basketball and baseball.



Q: College?

A: University of Akron. Class of 1998. Bachelor’s Degree in Education (grades 1 through 8) and History (grades 7 through 12). Master’s in Education.



Q: Current occupation?

A: Eighth grade history teacher, athletic director, lead mentor for MLSD and Washington D.C. Coordinator.



Q: What inspired you to become a coach?

A: Working with student-athlete before and right after graduation.



Q: What makes being a coach at Mogadore special to you?

A: Allows you to give back to the student-athletes, institution and community. Keep Mogadore tradition(s) alive.



Q: Who has been your biggest influence?

A: My dad was always a big part of me wanting to become a coach and mentor.



Q: Favorite food?

A: Steak, baked potato with mushrooms and onions. Any good lasagna.



Q:  Best vacation?

A: Any with Denise (wife), Staci (daughter), Joel (son-in-law), Parker (grandson), Stevie (son), Leann (daughter-in-law), Sydney (granddaughter) and Stephen (grandson).



Q: Favorite quote?

A: “I don’t care how rocky the sea is, just bring the ship in.” — Lou Holtz



Q: Coaching resume?

A: Mogadore youth football (1980-1991); Mogadore youth basketball (1980-1996); Mogadore youth baseball (1993-2001); Mogadore High School football (1992-2005); Mogadore High School boys basketball (1997-2005 and 2008-2013); Mogadore High School baseball (2005 and 2010-2021).



Q: Favorite sports team?

A: The Ohio State University.



Q: First job as a teenager?

A: Blizzard Trophy Company.



Q: First car?

A: 1968 Chevy Impala.



Q: Best friend?

A: My wife Denise.



Q: Most memorable moment as a player?

A: 1979 football state championship.



Q: Most memorable moment as a coach?

A: 1996 and 2002 football state championships.

1 Comment

  1. Diane Todd Brent October 20, 2023

    Congratulations Steve…more than a coach to our family. Thank you for your friendship over the years.


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