Kris Rutherford

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Kris Rutherford has been a recreation and natural resources management professional for nearly 25 years and has been involved in youth sports as a player, volunteer, coach, and administrator his entire life. He holds a Master of Agriculture from Colorado State University and majored in Recreation Administration at Arkansas Tech University.


“Nothin’ But Net” is Kris’ third published book. He has also authored the youth sports novel “Batting Ninth” and a non-fiction work, “Homeseekers, Parasites, and the Texas Midland: The Texas League in Paris, 1896-1904.” In addition, he has published a number of articles in professional Recreation and Parks and Municipal Government journals.


Kris has held positions with Arkansas State Parks and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and currently serves as Grants Officer for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. He lives in Maumelle, Arkansas, with his wife and three children.