3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Chip Dutchik was hired as the Lynn University head women’s soccer coach on March 30, 2009. He became just the third head coach in the program’s illustrious history, one that includes four national championships and has seen 52 All-America selections take the field for the Fighting Knights.
During his time at the helm of the Blue & White, he has accumulated a 25-23-3 (.520) overall record and 9-15 mark in the ultra-competitive Sunshine State Conference. His career record stands at 36-33-3 (.521) overall. Dutchik has coached six All-SSC selections and helped in the development of the program’s first dual SSC Player & Offensive Player of the Year and Olympic athlete Melissa Ortiz.
The 2011 season proved to be a coming out for Dutchik and the Lynn women’s soccer team as the Fighting Knights posted an 11-7-1 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000. Once in the ‘Big Dance,’ LU knocked off two nationally-ranked teams to reach the Round of 16, a spot Lynn hadn’t seen itself in since winning the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1998.
Dutchik got the most out of a small roster in his first year with the Blue & White. Posting a 9-9-0 overall mark, Lynn notched one victory over a top-25 team, took down rivals Barry and Nova Southeastern, reached the Sunshine State Conference Tournament and earned a NSCAA top-25 ranking (No. 22) for the first time since 2004. In addition, the Knights received three All-SSC selections and five All-Region honors, the most since the 2005 season.
The St. Louis, Mo., native arrived in Boca Raton after serving as assistant coach for NCAA Division I Missouri State for three seasons where he was involved with all-aspects including recruiting, training and travel coordination. During his time with the Bears, they went 26-27-6, reached the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference twice and had 23 student-athletes earn All-MVC honors.
Dutchik started off his coaching career at his alma mater Missouri Baptist. He worked as an assistant men’s soccer coach with the Spartans for two years before becoming MBU’s head women’s soccer coach in December of 2004. In his only year with Missouri Baptist, he went 11-10, won the American Midwest Conference tournament title following a second place regular season finish and took his team to the NAIA Region V Tournament.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Dutchik is well-versed in the club soccer realm. He managed the Metro Strikers Club, the U-15 Metro United Soccer Club and assisted with the Saint Louis Soccer Camps.
Dutchik himself was a product of the Busch Soccer Club in St. Louis, Mo. He played his college soccer career at Missouri Baptist University where he led the Spartans as captain for two years and was also the recipient of the 2002 Player of the Year award. Dutchik received his degree in kinesiology from Missouri Baptist in 2004 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on sports management.
Dutchik was born Sheridan John Dutchik on January 18, 1978 and is married to the former Leah Gamblin. The couple has two daughters, Madeline and Evelynn. He has licenses from both the NSCAA and USSF.
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- B.S. Kinesiology, Missouri Baptist