Jarred Rutherford is beginning his first season on the Panthers' football coaching staff.Rutherford coached at Point University for three seasons before coming to LaGrange College. He coached the wide receivers and served as recruiting coordinator.
Rutherford is a 2012 graduate of Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in acccounting, He worked under head coach Bill Curry at Georgia State. Rutherford was selected to attend the Future Coaches Academy at the AFCA Football Coaches Convention in 2012. He helped Georgia State's football program during its initial years of creation, working as an offensive graduate assistant working with the quarterbacks.