|Title:||Men's Head Basketball Coach|
Shaun Gutting is entering his seventh season as a college basketball coach, his second year at Casper College, and his first as head coach. During his first year at Casper, the Thunderbirds went 32-3 overall, won the Region IX Championship, finished sixth in the final regular-season rankings, and made an appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time since 1996.
Before coming to Casper, Gutting was an assistant coach at New Mexico Junior College. In Gutting's five seasons at NMJC, the program posted a record of 106-54 with three regional tournament appearances and one national tournament appearance. While at NMJC, he coached 10 All-Conference players, and the program sent 30 players on to Division I universities in the Big 12 Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Mountain West Conference, West Coast Conference, Conference USA, Pac-12 Conference, Sun Belt Conference, Western Athletic Conference, and the Southland Conference.
Before NMJC, Gutting coached basketball at Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, from 2011-2013. He was also a head coach for the Rocky Mountain Fever Amateur Athletic Union program from 2009-2012. Prior to his high school coaching career, he served as the head student-manager at Colorado State University from 2008-2011 under Tim Miles, most recently the University of Nebraska – Lincoln men's basketball head coach. Gutting’s father Steve is currently a basketball coach at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, where Gutting was All-Conference honorable mention in 2006.
Overall, Gutting has been to the NJCAA National Tournament twice and has coached three NJCAA All-Americans: Jeff Newberry, Oklahoma State; Malique Trent, Hampton; and Isaac Bonton, Washington State. In his college coaching career, he has now helped over 35 players move on to the Division I level after junior college. Gutting has two former players currently playing on NBA rosters: Kenrich Williams, New Orleans Pelicans and Chris Boucher, Toronto Raptors.
Gutting graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor's in liberal arts in 2011 and earned his master’s in secondary education in sports administration from East Central University in Oklahoma.
Gutting grew up in Fort Collins. His parents Steve and Mary currently reside there along with his sister, Erin and her husband, Josh with their child Desmond. His brother, Casey, is currently an assistant coach at Windward Academy in Los Angeles.