Justin Hutson

Justin Hutson (born October 16, 1971)

Teams coached: Fresno State Bulldogs
Fresno State record: 92-94 (.495)
Overall record: 92-94 (.495)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT/TBC Championships:  1  (2022)
  • CIT/TBC Appearances:  1  (2022)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2018-2024 Fresno State
2017-2018 San Diego State (assoc. HC)
2013-2017 San Diego State (asst)
2011-2013 UNLV (assoc. HC)
2006-2011 San Diego State (asst)
2005-2006 Cal Poly (asst)
1998-2000 Cal State Bakersfield (asst)

Justin Hutson Facts

  • Justin Lee Hutson
  • Born October 16, 1971
  • Hometown: Bakersfield, California
  • Alma Mater: California State University, Bakersfield (BA, 1994 & MA, 2009)
  • Played at then-Division II CSU Bakersfield for four seasons under head coach Pat Douglass
  • Began coaching career at his alma mater, spending two seasons as an assistant under Henry Clark
    • Continued at the high school level, leading the Bakersfield HS Drillers for four seasons
  • After one season on Kevin Bromley’s staff at Cal Poly, Hutson was hired by SDSU head coach Steve Fisher in 2006
  • Stayed on Fisher‘s staff for five seasons before spending two years as associate head coach at UNLV under Dave Rice
  • Returned to SDSU in 2013, spending three more seasons as an assistant under Fisher
    • Elevated to associate head coach in 2017 under new Aztecs head coach Brian Dutcher
  • Hired in April 2018 to become the next head coach at Fresno State
    • Led the Bulldogs to 23 wins in his first season, earning the Joe B. Hall Award as the nation’s top first-year head coach
    • In 2022, Hutson and the Bulldogs won the inaugural The Basketball Classic title (normally branded as the CIT)
    • Was let go in March 2024 following a second-straight 20+ loss season; Huston went 92-94 overall in six seasons

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