(born April 4, 1958) is an American
men's college basketball
coach. He is currently an assistant coach at North Carolina State University
under head coach Mark Gottfried
. Lutz was head coach of the Charlotte 49ers basketball team
from 1998 to 2010.
Lutz graduated from Bandys High School
in Catawba, N.C.
in 1976 and from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
in 1980 with a B.A.
in Psychology and Economics. He taught social studies and coached basketball at several high schools in North Carolina
. In 1984 he received a job as a graduate assistant coach for the men's basketball team at Clemson University
. Prior to the 1986-1987 season he was named head coach at Pfeiffer College
in Misenheimer, N.C.
He led the Falcons to a 181-91 record in his nine years as their coach, including one berth in the NAIA
In 1995 Lutz was named the head coach at Gardner-Webb University
, but resigned two weeks after accepting the job in order to become an assistant coach at his alma mater under head coach Jeff Mullins
. He served as an assistant under Mullins (1995–96) and his successor, Melvin Watkins
(1996–98). When Watkins accepted the head coaching job at Texas A&M University
, Lutz was promoted and became the eighth head coach of the Charlotte 49ers on April 9, 1998.
The 49ers enjoyed consistent success during Lutz's tenure, reaching the NCAA Tournament
five times (1999
, and 2005
),... Read More