Bobby Lutz

Bobby Lutz (born April 4, 1958)

Teams coached: Pfeiffer Falcons, Charlotte 49ers
Pfeiffer record^: 180-89 (.669)
Charlotte record: 218-158 (.580)
Overall record^: 398-247 (.617)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (2000, 2006, 2008)
  • Conference USA Regular Season Champion:  1  (2004)
  • Carolinas (NAIA) Regular Season Champion:  6  (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
  • Conference USA Tournament Champion:  2  (1999, 2001)
  • NAIA National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1995)   
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  6  (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
  • NAIA Tournament Final Four:  3  (1991, 1992, 1995)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-2022 Ole Miss (assoc. AD)
2019-2021 Nebraska (special asst)
2016-2017 Windy City Bulls (asst)
2012-2016 NC State (assoc. HC)
2011-2012 NC State (asst)
2010-2011 Iowa State (asst)
1998-2010 Charlotte
1995-1998 Charlotte (asst)
1986-1995 Pfeiffer
1984-1986 Clemson (asst)

Bobby Lutz Facts

  • Bobby Lutz
  • Born April 4, 1958
  • Hometown: Denver, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: University of North Carolina at Charlotte (BA, 1980) / Winthrop University (MA, 1985) / Clemson University (MA, 1986)
  • The NC-native attended Bandys HS in Catawba and then UNC Charlotte
  • Started career as a teacher and boys basketball coach at Parkwood HS and Bunker Bill HS in his home state
  • Hired in 1984 to join Cliff Ellis‘ staff at Clemson, working as an assistant there for two seasons
  • Spent nine years as the head coach at NAIA Pfeiffer College (NC), going 181-91 over his tenure
    • Won the Carolinas Conference title six times and reached the NAIA Final Four three times (finished runner-up in 1995)
  • Returned to alma mater Charlotte to be an assistant under Jeff Mullins, then stayed on for two years under Melvin Watkins
  • Elevated to head coach of the 49ers in 1998, going 218-158 in 12 seasons at the helm
  • Spent one year on Fred Hoiberg‘s staff at Iowa State then five years with Mark Gottfried at NC State
  • After one year with the D-League’s Windy City Bulls and a couple of years out of coaching
  • Hired by Hoiberg at Nebraska in May 2019 and spent the next two years as special assistant to the head coach
  • Moved on to Ole Miss in 2021, spending one seasons as associate AD for men’s basketball on the staff of head coach Kermit Davis
  • Along with his wife, Janet, has two adult daughters, Natalie and Christine

Bobby Lutz Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and NAIA levels

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