Donald Utter of Surprise, AZ passed away on December 13th, 2010 with his loving wife of 26 years, Mary Jo at his side.
Donald was born on April 26th 1931 to Alberta and Clinton Utter in Rushville, IL.
Upon Donald’s graduation from Dixon High School, Dixon, IL, he completed his BA at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL.
After college he spent two years in the Army, stationed at Fort Ord, CA during the Korean War serving as the pool N.C.O. and swimming instructor.
He completed his teaching credential at Fresno State College in 1962 and began teaching and coaching swimming at Clovis High School, Clovis, CA.
Donald relocated to Costa Mesa, CA in 1964 in order to teach and coach swimming & water polo at Costa Mesa High School. He continued his passion for coaching aquatic sports by serving as head coach of the Coast Clippers Aquatic Club. He took great joy in working with a countless number of youth from the Costa Mesa/Newport Beach area to refine their competitive swimming skills.