Steve Lutz

Steve Lutz (born October 25, 1972)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi record: 47-23 (.671)
Western Kentucky record: 22-12 (.647)
Oklahoma State record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 69-35 (.663)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Oklahoma State
2023-2024 Western Kentucky
2021-2023 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
2017-2021 Purdue (asst)
2010-2017 Creighton (asst)
2006-2010 SMU (asst)
2000-2006 Stephen F. Austin (asst)
1999-2000 Garden City CC (KS) (asst)
1995-1999 Incarnate Word (asst)

Steve Lutz Facts

  • Steve Lutz
  • Born October 25, 1972
  • Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Texas Lutheran University (BA, 1995) / University of Incarnate Word (M.Ed, 1997)
  • Played at Texas Lutheran and served as team captain as a senior in 1994-95
  • Started his coaching career working under Danny Kaspar at then-NAIA Incarnate Word in his hometown, San Antonio
  • After one year at Garden City CC in Kansas, Lutz reunited with Kaspar in 2000 at D-I Stephen F. Austin
    • In ten total seasons under Kaspar, Lutz was part of three postseason tournaments (all NAIA at UIW)
  • Hired in 2006 by new SMU head coach Matt Doherty and worked with the Mustangs for the next four seasons
  • Left Texas to join Greg McDermott‘s staff in 2010; made his first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance with the Bluejays in 2012 and went to four in total in his seven years there
  • Worked on Matt Painter‘s staff at Purdue from 2017-21, going to the NCAA Tournament every year (excluding 2020)
  • In April 2021, Lutz was hired to be the fourth-ever head coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • Lutz was hired in March 2023 as the new head coach at Western Kentucky
  • Left WKU in April 2024 to become the head coach at Oklahoma State in the Big 12

Steve Lutz Coaching Tree

  • Hank Plona (Western Kentucky)
  • Donald Reyes (Loyola LA)
  • Jim Shaw (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi)