Stu Starner

Stu Starner (born April 8, 1943)

Teams coached: Montana State Bobcats, UTSA Roadrunners
Montana State record: 110-95 (.537)
UTSA record: 84-58 (.592)
Overall record: 194-153 (.559)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1990-1995 UTSA
1983-1990 Montana State
1981-1983 Minnesota (asst)
1979-1981 Montana State (asst)
1978-1979 Minnesota (asst)

Stu Starner Facts

  • Stuart Starner
  • Born April 8, 1943
  • Hometown: Minnesota
  • Alma Mater: University of Minnesota Morris (BA, 1965)
  • Started his career in the HS ranks in his home state of Minnesota, coaching at various schools through the 1960s and 1970s
  • Joined Jim Dutcher‘s coaching staff at Minnesota in 1979, working there for a total of three seasons
    • His two stints were separated by a two-year spell at Montana State assisting Bruce Haroldson
    • Was part of the Gophers’ Big Ten title and NCAA Sweet Sixteen run in 1983
  • Returned to Montana State in 1983 to be the Bobcats’ head coach
    • Went 110-95 over seven years, highlighted by the 1986 (NCAA Tournament) and 1987 (Big Sky title) seasons
  • Left MSU in 1990 to take over at Texas-San Antonio (UTSA)
  • Moved into administration after coaching, working in foundations and fundraising departments at various schools
    • Was Assoc. Director for Development at UTSA (1995-98), Director of Major Gifts at Montana State (1998-2000), Chief Executive Officer at Houston (2000-02), VP for Advancement and Exec. Director of the EMU Foundation at Eastern Michigan (2002-2005), Senior VP of Major Gifts – and later Interim President of the 12th Man Foundation – at Texas A&M (2005-13) and Senior Assoc. AD for Development at New Mexico (2015-16)
  • Still has a home in Bozeman, MT and spends most of the year there with his wife, Barb

Stu Starner Coaching Tree

  • Mick Durham (Montana State Billings, Alaska, Montana State)