Lutz Promoted to Associate Head Coach

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State head men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried has announced that Bobby Lutz has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.

"Bobby played a vital role in our team's success on the court this season and our success on the recruiting trail," said Gottfried, "He adds an enormous amount of experience and expertise to our staff."

Lutz spent 12 seasons (1999-2010) as the head coach at his alma mater, Charlotte, guiding the 49ers to a school-record five 20-win seasons and eight postseason appearances (five NCAA, three NIT). Lutz's Charlotte teams averaged 18 wins a year and won three conference crowns (1999, 2001, 2004). He is the winningest coach in program history with a record of 218-158.

The Catawba, N.C., native also spent three seasons (1996-98) as a 49ers assistant, helping the program to a 56-35 mark and back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances during that span.

Before his stint at Charlotte, Lutz molded Pfeiffer University into an NAIA national power as its head coach from 1987-1995. He posted an 181-91 record and went to six straight NAIA Tournaments, including three Final Four appearances. From 1990-95, his Pfeiffer squads sported a .785 winning percentage (153-42) and had 10 players named NAIA All-Americans.

Prior to coming to NC State, Lutz spent one season as an assistant coach at Iowa State.

Lutz, who has 20-plus years of head coaching experience, remains under contract through April of 2013.

"I really enjoyed my first year at NC State," said Lutz, "The people associated with the university are great and it's a pleasure to be a member of a staff that is so unselfish and has the same goals: winning championships and helping our players succeed. I look forward to being a part of the Wolfpack's continued success and I'm excited about the future."

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