Degrees and Certifications:
BA Education University or Northern Iowa BA General Studies/Business University of Northern Iowa M.ED Educational Leadership Arkansas State University
Mr. Michael Hudnutt
Coach Michael Hudnutt, M.Ed., CSCS
My name is Michael Hudnutt, I am going into 24th year of teaching and my seventh at Cactus Shadows High School. I have taught three years as a 3rd grade classroom teacher, 2 years as a middle school math teacher and 19 years as a Physical Education teacher. I was born and raised in Grinnell Iowa where my parents are farmers. Upon graduating from Grinnell High School I earned a football scholarship to the University of Northern Iowa where I was a four year letterman and team captain my senior year. While at UNI, I earned a B.A in Gerneral Studies with a minor in Coaching and a B.A. in Education. After college I began my coaching career at UNI for one year as a restricted earnings coach. I then moved to Simpson College where I was for the next seven years where I coached linebackers for 1 year and Offensive Line for 6. While at Simpson I obtained my national certification in strength and conditioning through the NSCA. I have been a high school football coach for the past 17 years and a head coach for 15 of those years. I have a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. I have five children (4 boys and 1 girl) whom I love dearly.