Charles Nuttycombe was a track & field pioneer at Newport News and Menchville High Schools in Virginia, where he coached from 1956-1990.
Nuttycombe led his teams to seven indoor track & field State Championships and seven outdoor track & field State Championships. Among his many accomplished pupils, Nuttycombe coached national ranked triple jumper and NFL All-Pro receiver Al Toon.
Additionally, Nuttycombe coached numerous All Americans and state champions during his coaching tenure, and won multiple Coach of the Year awards, including the inaugural 1975 National Track Coach of the Year Award. He has coached a state champion in every single indoor event and all but one outdoor event.
Nuttycombe’s son, Ed, is the long-time head men’s track & field coach at the University of Wisconsin.
Nuttycombe passed away on Dec. 4, 2020, at the age of 90.