|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1949|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 2011|
Tom Green County
Douglas Ray McCutchen, devoted husband, father and friend, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in San Angelo. He was currently serving as Executive Director of Athletics for the San Angelo Independent School District.
Doug was born in Bronte, Texas on October 11, 1949 to Calvin and Irma Lee McCutchen. He attended Texas Tech University where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and earned his Master's degree in Special Education at Angelo State University.
While at Tech, Doug played football leading the Southwest Conference in rushing in 1970 and was named to the All SWC Offensive Team in 1970. He was the first back in Tech history to rush for 1000 yards.
Doug began his coaching career in San Angelo at Central High School. After three years and a National Championship at Texas A and I, Kingsville, he started his head coaching career at Liberty High School followed by head positions in Houston, Midland, Duncanville and Amarillo. During this time he was twice named 5A Coach of the Year in 1981 and 1997, Coach of the Year All West South Plains in 1997, and was appointed to THSCA North All Star Selection Committee in 1988.
After twenty-seven years in coaching, Doug became Director of Athletics for the Spring Independent School District. While in this position, he earned the John Kelly Distinguished Service Award and was selected as Award's Chairman and Region IV chairman for the Athletic Directors Association. While in this position, there were six state finalists in football, girls' basketball and baseball, one state championship in girls' basketball and five individual state championships in cross country, swimming and track.
Doug felt great pleasure in seeing young people and their coaching staffs succeed and was truly passionate in providing the best facilities and equipment to help in these successes.
Doug is survived by his wife of thirty-six years, Kathy, his two proudest achievements, son Chad McCutchen of Dallas and Shae McCutchen of Spring, sister Patricia and brother-in-law Martin of Bronte, sister Yvonne Black of Lubbock, brother, Ken McCutchen and wife Minerva of Mullin, sisters-in-law Marty Borden of Cleburne and Charlotte Sollers of Forney, aunt Georgia Rhue Gibbs of Winters, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Superintendent Dr. Carol Ann Bonds, Assistant Superintendent Shelly Houlihan, administrators of SAISD and SAISD board member Max Parker for their unrelenting support during Doug's illness, the doctors, administrators and ICU nursing staff at Community Hospital for their constant and gentle care, Hospice of San Angelo, all of the visitors and well-wishers, and the wonderful friends who helped the family in so many ways. A special thank you to the Taco Tuesdays group who made sure Doug never spent a moment alone so the family could rest. We cannot mention them all for fear of omission.
A memorial service will be held Friday, January 28, at 4:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, San Angelo, Dr. Mark Bumpus officiating.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 29, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Bronte, Mills Caraway officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Following the service, a private family burial will be held in Hayrick, Rev. Brian Barlow, nephew of the deceased, officiating.
Pallbearers will be Robert Young of Houston, Davis Corley of Midland and Don Hageman, Larry Garvin, Mike Martin and Mark Baker of San Angelo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals for the Elderly, San Angelo, Hospice of San Angelo or the charity of choice.
Family and friends may sign the online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com.
Calvin Monroe McCutchen (1907 - 1989)
Irma Lee Hayley McCutchen (1912 - 1987)
Created by: Joel Farringer
Record added: Jan 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64730441
Doug began amd ended his coaching career in San Angelo at Central High School. He was currently serving as Executive Director of Athletics for the San Angelo Independent School District.|
Joe W. Fields
Added: Jan. 29, 2011