2017 Men's Golf Coaches
Billy Tuten
Head Coach - 1st Season

Coach Billy Tuten is entering his 1st full season at UST, following a 10 year stint at St. Thomas HS in Houston (2006-2016). Last season, he led the Women’s team to the Red River Athletic Conference Championship, played at Waterchase GC in Arlington, Texas with the Men’s team finishing T-2nd.

Coach Tuten has an extensive golf background, having played on the golf team at the University of Houston (1979-1983), twice being named an All-American, and was a playing member of the 1982 NCAA Championship Golf team. He was also a member of the victorious 1983 Walker Cup Team. Coach Tuten played in the 1984 Masters as an amateur, and then turned professional in May of 1984. Coach Tuten’s time as a pro included playing on the PGA Tour (1989-1991), and competing in 3 U.S. Opens (1990,1991&1993’).  He won 25 professional mini-tour events on various tours. Tuten also spent 12 years as a golf instructor in addition to playing full time.

Coach Tuten and his wife, Holly, have two children, Blakely and Will.

 
Juan Gutierrez
Assistant Coach

Juan M. Gutierrez is joining the UST golf staff this season as a student assistant coach. He will assist with practice, tournament preparation and player development.  Gutierrez was a standout collegiate player at University of St. Thomas from 2012 to 2016. He was also a Srixon/Cleveland All-American Scholar Athlete in 2015, and received the UST Golf Scholar Athlete award for the 2014-15 golf season as well as the UST Golf MVP award for the 2015-16 season.  In 2009, he was Venezuelan National Junior Champion and had the opportunity to represent Venezuela in several international tournaments between 2008 and 2010.

As part of this year staff, Coach Gutierrez will assist with all facets of the program from recruiting to practice schedules and practices, tournament strategy, course management/strategy, implementing and overseeing physical conditioning.  Soon after graduation this upcoming December, Coach Gutierrez looks to pursue a professional career in golf as he plans to play Adams Tour events and eventually qualify for the PGA Tour Latino America in January 2017.