Dickey Nutt

Dickey Nutt (born June 13, 1959)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Missouri Tigers (Head coach: Dennis Gates)
Current conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Teams coached: Arkansas State Red Wolves, Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
Arkansas State record: 159-187 (.460) **
Southeast Missouri State record: 80-108 (.426)
Overall record^: 239-295 (.448) **

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Missouri (asst)
2021-2022 Gaston College
2019-2021 Cleveland State (special asst)
2018-2019 Stetson (asst)
2015-2018 Florida State (video coordinator)
2009-2015 Southeast Missouri State
1995-2008 Arkansas State
1987-1995 Arkansas State (asst)
1985-1987 Oklahoma State (asst)

Dickey Nutt Facts

  • David Albert Nutt
  • Born June 13, 1959
  • Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Alma Mater: Oklahoma State University (BA, 1982)
  • Has two brothers, former Texas State head coach Dennis Nutt and former SEC football coach Houston Nutt
  • Played basketball at Oklahoma State from 1977-82 for head coaches Jim Killingsworth and Paul Hansen
  • First coaching job was as an assistant at Stillwater HS (OK) located near the OSU campus
  • Became an assistant with the Cowboys in 1985, spending one year each assisting Hansen and Leonard Hamilton
  • Returned to his home state in 1987, assisting Nelson Catalina at Arkansas State for eight seasons
  • Took over as the head coach of the Red Wolves’ in 1995, leading the program for the next 13 years
    • Went 159-187 overall, not including 30 wins that were later vacated by the NCAA
    • Reached the NCAA Tournament in 1999 and won the Sun Belt title in both 1998 and 2007
    • Resigned after the 2007-08 season; later stated that he had only been offered a one-year extension by the school
  • After a year off, Nutt was hired as the head coach at Southeast Missouri State in the OVC
    • Was 80-108 in six seasons with the RedHawks, finishing above .500 just one time (2013-14)
    • Fired in 2015 having never reached the postseason during his tenure
  • Became Hamilton‘s video coordinator at Florida State in 2015, serving in that capacity for three seasons
  • Hired by Corey Williams as an assistant at Stetson in 2018 and a year later joined Dennis Gates‘ staff at Cleveland State
  • In January 2021, Nutt was hired to be the first head coach at Gaston College (NC); went 18-10 in his lone season
  • Reunited with Gates in 2022, joining his coaching staff at Missouri as an assistant

Dickey Nutt Coaching Tree

  • Justin Argenal (Dominican)
  • Kyle Gerdeman (Lindenwood)
  • Tony Madlock (Alabama State, South Carolina State, Ole Miss)
  • Dennis Nutt (Ouachita Baptist, Texas State)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only

** Listed records and accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA