Kori Zarzutzki
Kori Zarzutzki
Title
Head Women's Basketball Coach / Director of Athletics

Kori Zarzutzki will enter her second season as Head Women's Basketball Coach at Central Christian College of the Bible in 2022-23. On June 1, 2022, she officially assumed the Director of Athletics role for the Saints.

The CCCB women finished 7-18 overall and 3-9 (T-5th) in the Midwest Christian College Conference during Zarzutzki's first season at the helm. A strong 2022 recruiting class should help bolster the Saints' climb back towards the top of the MCCC.

Zarzutzki, a former student-athlete and coach at fellow MCCC member Manhattan Christian College, came to Central Christian after one season as the head coach at Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, Minn.

Zarzutzki was tasked with starting the Oak Hills Christian women's basketball program from scratch in June of 2020 with no players on the roster. She was able to assemble a team in a two-month period while battling COVID-19 restrictions, and the Wolfpack went on to win six games during the 2020-21 season.

A native of Venice, Fla., Zarzutzki started her collegiate basketball playing career at Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tenn., before transferring to Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kan., to play her final three seasons. As a player at Manhattan, she was a part of two national tournaments, with MCC advancing to the NCCAA DII national championship game in 2013. Additionally, she was a two-time NCCAA DII Scholar Athlete.

Following graduation, Zarzutzki joined the MCC staff as an assistant coach in 2016, helping the Thunder to another national tournament appearance in 2018. After two years as an assistant coach in Manhattan, she served in the same role at Grinnell College, an NCAA Division III program in Grinnell, Iowa, for two seasons.

Zarzutzki graduated with dual degrees from Manhattan Christian College and Kansas State University in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Bible & Leadership from Manhattan Christian and a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies & Human Services. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Southeastern University (Fla.) in 2018.