Dennis Cutts

Dennis Cutts (born April 11, 1968)

Teams coached: UC Riverside Highlanders
UC Riverside record: 51-87 (.370)
Overall record: 51-87 (.370)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-2023 Austin Spurs (asst)
2019-2022 Wisconsin Herd (asst)
2013-2018 UC Riverside
2007-2013 UC Riverside (asst)
2005-2006 Kansas State (DBO)
2002-2005 San José State (assoc. HC)
1999-2002 Northern Arizona (asst)
1996-1999 Stephen F. Austin (asst)
1994-1996 Northland Pioneer CC (asst)
1991-1994 Pima CC (asst)

Dennis Cutts Facts

  • Dennis Allen Cutts
  • Born April 11, 1968
  • Hometown: Massapequa, New York
  • Alma Mater: State University of New York at Albany (BA, 1990)
  • Played for long-time head coach Richard “Doc “Sauers at then-Division III Albany (plus one year under Barry Cavanaugh)
    • Was team captain as a senior in 1989-90 and helped lead the Great Danes to the D-III Sweet Sixteen
  • After a brief stint playing and coaching with the St. Paul’s Basketball Club in Killarney, Ireland, Cutts began his coaching career
    • Spent three years as an assistant at Pima CC (AZ) and two at Northland Pioneer College (AZ) before moving up to D-I in 1996
  • Worked under Derek Allister for three years at Stephen F. Austin and then three under Mike Adras at Northern Arizona, including a trip to the 2000 NCAA Tournament by way of NAU’s Big Sky Tournament title
  • Became associate head coach at San José State in 2002, working under Phil Johnson for three seasons there
  • Spent one year as DBO for Jim Wooldridge at Kansas State (2005-06) and later joined his staff at UC Riverside in 2007
    • Worked under Wooldridge for six years at UCR, then became interim head coach in 2013 when Wooldridge became the AD
    • Elevated to permanent head coach in 2014, coaching the Highlanders for four and a half seasons in total
    • Was unable to find success on the court, going just 51-87 during his tenure; fired in January 2018 after starting the season 5-9
  • Joined the staff of the Wisconsin Herd, the Milwaukee Bucks’ G League affiliate, in 2019 – spent two seasons as an assistant under Chase Buford and then one more working under Chaisson Allen
    • Spent the 2022-23 season working as an assistant under Petar Božić with the Austin Spurs, the G League affiliate for San Antonio

Dennis Cutts Coaching Tree

  • Justin Bell (UC Riverside)