Over the past four decades, a #Chicago-area high school soccer coach has made a huge impact in the lives of 1,000s of children - on AND off the field.
Bloom Tow...nship’s Kelly Gutierrez is set to retire from teaching Spanish and coaching boys and girls soccer in May. She has spent the last 35 years in the classroom and also walked the soccer sidelines since 1999.
On Friday afternoon, Coach Gutierrez was surprised and honored with a trip to Dublin, Ireland by the Making A Difference On AND Off The Field campaign presented by Buddy's HELPERS and the #PepsiCoShowdown.
The selfless coach thought she was coming to help with a large prom assembly. But little did she realize the spotlight would be on her in front of 100s of students and co-workers.
Coach Gutierrez is one of the few female coaches in Illinois that leads a boys varsity program. She will finish her career with more than 400 wins.
March is #NationalWomensHistoryMonth, and there’s no doubt Coach Gutierrez has left a mark both on AND off the field in the south suburban community. 📷: Bobby Johandes
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