|Alma Mater:||Oregon State|
Kutz enters her fourth season as an assistant coach with the UND softball program.
During her first three seasons, she has helped UND continue to improve its offense. Prior to her arrival, UND recorded just 276 hits and an on-base percentage of .327 in 2014. In her first season, UND recorded 337 hits and an on-base percentage of .338, while in 2016 UND had 355 hits and an on-base percentage of .339. In 2017, UND pounded out 99 extra-base hits, including 32 homers en route to the school's first Big Sky Conference Tournament berth.
She joined UND after spending a year as an assistant coach at Western Oregon, helping the Wolves to their second Great Northwest Athletic Conference title and a 2014 NCAA DII Tournament appearance. Prior to starting her coaching career, Kutz was a four-year letterwinner at Oregon State, where she helped the Beavers to two NCAA DI tournament appearances.
Kutz began her coaching career at Western Oregon University. During the 2014 season, the Wolves posted a 34-23 record and captured the GNAC regular-season championship with an 18-6 record. In the GNAC tournament, WOU claimed the title and NCAA Div. II tournament berth, where they defeated Sonoma State (Calif.) in the west regional before bowing out to Cal Baptist.
During her year at Western Oregon, the team broke the program record for most wins in a single season (34). That was just one of the many records set by that year's WOU team, as the 2014 Wolves also set single-season records in runs scored (318), hits (495), RBI (277), assists (551) and double plays (29).
Before becoming a coach, Kutz was a four-year student-athlete at Oregon State, where she garnered All-Pac-10 Honorable Mentions honors in 2010. She appeared in 209 games, starting 204, for the Beavers; playing the majority of her time behind home plate after spending time at first base during her freshman year. In her four-year career, she registered a total of 1,120 putouts and 116 assists, while only committing 18 errors for a career fielding percentage of .986.
In 555 career at bats, Kutz registered 127 hits for a .229 average, but registered a .368 slugging percentage with 204 total bases. She also scored a total of 58 runs and drove in 79 more.
A native of Mt. Vernon, Wash., Kutz graduated from OSU in 2013 with a degree in exercise and sport science.