Rutley as Carlton assistant coach in March 2018
|Date of birth||1984 (age 35–36)|
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 2018.
Rutley's coaching career began in earnest in 2014 with a development coaching role at the Casey Scorpions. He later moved on to the same role at the Box Hill Hawks in 2015. In 2016 Rutley served as the midfield assistant at the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup.
He also holds a level two AFL coaching accreditation.
Rutley was appointed to the assistant coaching panel of Carlton's AFL Women's side in October 2017. He served in the role in round 1 of the 2018 season before illness forced head coach Damien Keeping to temporarily stand aside and Rutley to be appointed caretaker for the club's round 2 match against Greater Western Sydney. He coached to the team to a 21-point win in that match at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney. Rutley coached the team in round 3 as well before Keeping returned in round 4. Rutley recorded one win and one loss during his time as interim coach.
- Statistics are correct to the end of 2018
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^Rutley was Carlton's caretaker coach for two weeks during 2018.
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- Nick Rutley's profile from AustralianFootball.com