Russell Taps New Assistant Coach in Gutting

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Thunderbird Basketball News

Casper College has hired New Mexico Junior College’s Shaun Gutting as the school’s new assistant men’s basketball coach. Gutting, who replaced Tyler Hurley, has served as assistant coach for the NMJC Thunderbirds for five seasons from 2013-2018.

Prior to his time at NMJC, Gutting was the student manager for the Colorado State University Men’s Basketball Team while working on his bachelor’s degree. From 2012-2013 Gutting was the head junior varsity and varsity assistant coach for the Fort Collins High School Boys’ Basketball Team. He began his assistant coach job at NMJC in August 2013.

“I am very excited to join Coach Russell and the Casper College basketball program. Casper College has a great reputation for its academics as well as its basketball program. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of it,” said Gutting. During Gutting’s time at NMJC, the program posted a 106-54 overall record, along with three regional tournament appearances and one national tournament appearance.

“Shaun works extremely hard and has a great reputation from his time spent at NMJC. His strength is he does everything well, and that’s what we expect here at Casper College. You recruit, you coach, you develop and you scout,” Russell said. “He is someone I have known for a long time and a rising star in our profession. We couldn’t be more excited to add Shaun to our basketball program and have a chance to work with him,” added Russell.

Hurley, who was the Thunderbirds assistant coach during the 2016-2018 seasons, has taken an assistant basketball coach position at NMJC for Head Coach Luke Adams.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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