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Men’s track and cross country head coach Tom Rutledge is acknowledged as an inductee in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at the University Plaza Convection center in Springfield, Mo. on Sunday Jan. 27.

Coach’s hard work is awarded

Shelby Neubeck, Sports Editor February 1, 2013

Missouri Southern’s long time men’s track and cross country coach Tom Rutledge was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame last Sunday.“I just hope this brings more attention to Missouri Southern’s...

Rutledge honored in retirement

Shelby Neubeck, Staff Writer December 10, 2012

Not only is he a hall of fame inductee, but he has his own day.The city of Joplin announced that the day after Rutledges birthday, Monday, Nov. 19 was to be “Tom C. Rutledge day.”“It was such a surprise...”...

Coaches organize donation effort

Jordan Larimore, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2012

Joplin will soon be the recipient of yet more relief after the town’s historic tornado in May 2011. Last year, a group of Division-II cross country coaches formulated an idea at the United States Track...

Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach, Tom Rutledge, has had an illustrious career at Missouri Southern and other schools in his 40 years as a coach in the sports. This will be his last season at Southern as he prepares for retirement. 

Rutledge leaves quite the legacy

Shelby Neubeck, Staff Writer September 17, 2012

“It’s not about me, it’s really not. I’m just the old man, It’s never been about me,” Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Head Coach Tom Rutledge said.“I train them and I work them...

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