Brian Dutcher

Brian Dutcher (born October 30, 1959)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: San Diego State Aztecs
Current conference: Mountain West Conference (MWC)
San Diego State record: 119-40 (.748)
Overall record: 119-40 (.748)

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Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-present San Diego State
1999-2017 San Diego State (assoc. HC)
1989-1998 Michigan (assoc. HC)
1986-1988 South Dakota State (asst)
1983-1985 Illinois (grad. asst)

Brian Dutcher Facts

  • Brian James Dutcher
  • Born October 30, 1959
  • Hometown: Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Alma Mater: University of Minnesota (BS, 1982) / University of Illinois (MS, 1984)
  • Born in Michigan and raised in Minnesota, Dutcher attended Jefferson HS (MN) and then the U of Minnesota
  • Started his coaching career while getting his masters at Illinois, working as a graduate assistant on Lou Henson‘s staff
  • After two years assisting Jim Thorson at South Dakota State, Dutcher began his long-standing partnership with Steve Fisher
    • Spent a total of 27 years working with Fisher, nine at Michigan and 18 at San Diego State
  • Dutcher had been considered the head-coach-in-waiting at SDSU since 2011 and officially got the position following the retirement of Fisher in 2017
    • Led the team to a MWC Tournament title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament in his first season
    • Claimed back-to-back MWC regular season titles in 2020 and 2021, earning MWC COY honors both seasons
    • Returned to the NCAA Tournament in both 2021 and 2022
  • Along with his wife, Jan, has two daughters

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