We're saddened to hear about the death of John Kurtt '53, who served as athletic director and coach for decades.
Kurtt returned to Wartburg in 1961 as the men's head cross country coach. He was the athletic director from 1964 to 1991 and took on head baseball coaching duties in 1982. He retired in 1993, and the Coach of the Year award was renamed in his honor.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Read more about Kurtt's legacy and see his obituary.