Meet the Coach: Caitlin Rutherford

Picture courtesy of Caitlin Rutherford

Picture courtesy of Caitlin Rutherford

Sophia Ghadoushi

Social Media Director

Meet Coach Caitlin Rutherford, our new high school athletic trainer. Nicknamed “Smiley” by her high school friends, the California native is originally from Palm Springs and moved to Los Angeles nine years ago. Rutherford is the youngest of four sisters, which makes her the aunt to five nieces and nephews. In high school, like the Milken students she works with, Rutherford was involved in sports such as soccer, volleyball, and track. Her numerous athletic roles landed her “most athletic” and “most spirited” in her senior superlatives. As a high schooler, she was also known to be friendly with everybody on campus, which is something she has brought to the Milken campus. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Rutherford enrolled in Santa Monica College before ultimately transferring to Cal State Northridge. While working at Milken, Rutherford is simultaneously working towards her doctorate at the University of Idaho in athletic training. When she has some free time, Rutherford enjoys hiking with her two huskies, and playing coed flag football and soccer. She has been involved in athletic training for three years, but has just started teaching PE classes.

We sat down with Coach Rutherford to talk about some of her favorites:



TV show at the moment:


TV show of all time:


Celebrity Crush:

Stephen Amell

Midnight Snack:

Dark chocolate


Iron Man bodysuit


Monkey covering his eyes

Coffee Order:

Vanilla latte

Pizza Toppings:

Pineapple and jalapeno

Nike or Adidas:


Most recent concert:

Jazz night at the Hollywood Bowl


Roaring Twenties or Medieval Times

Harry Potter House:


Wizard or Jedi:




Hidden LA Gem:

Humble Bee Cafe

Vacation Spot:

Isla Mujeres or Mykonos

Music Genre:

A little bit of everything

Childhood Sitcom:

Saved by the Bell

Time of Night: