KHS hires former UofI, NFL player as Varsity Football Coach

The Keokuk High School has hired Marvin McNutt as the head varsity football coach for the 2024 season.

McNutt is a former NFL Wide Receiver from Hazelwood Central High School in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was an All-State athlete in baseball, basketball, and football. He then went on to graduate from the University of Iowa, where he started out his career as a quarterback and transitioned to become the all-time leader in receiving touchdowns and yardage (single season & career) while playing with Keokuk graduate James Vandenberg. He was the Team Captain in 2011 and on Kirk Ferentz’ Leadership committee from 2007-11.

He was a two-time ALL B1G Ten Wide Receiver and won B1G Ten Receiver of the year in 2011. He then was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round, pick #194 of the 2012 NFL Draft. Coach McNutt played three seasons in the NFL continuing his Career with the Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers and Washington Commanders.

He started his coaching career as the Head Coach of the Cedar Rapids Titans of the Indoor Football League (IFL) for the 2017 season and then the general manager in 2018. He then went on to serve as the Coe College WR coach until 2022, having an All-Conference WR in his first two seasons. Coach McNutt was married to his wife Brittney in 2014 and they have five kids (three girls and two boys).

He is originally from the St. Louis Area and graduated from Hazelwood Central High School. In high school, he also started as a quarterback and lettered in basketball and baseball as well. His high school honors include First Team All-State as a senior, two-time Second Team All-Conference, Suburban Journal Athlete of the Year, Second Team All-State as a junior, also earned All-Conference Laurels as a sophomore.