John Gutekunst
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John Gutekunst
John Gutekunst
Biographical details
Born (1944-04-13) April 13, 1944 (age 75)
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1967-1978Duke (assistant)
1979-1983Virginia Tech (assistant)
1984-1985Minnesota (DC/DB)
1992Tampa Bay Storm (assistant)
1992Wake Forest (DB)
1994-1995Rutgers (DC)
1996-1998Rhode Island (DB/K)
1999-2003South Carolina (DB)
2004North Carolina (co-DC)
2005-2006North Carolina (AHC/TE)
2009East Carolina (ST)
2010-2011Columbia (DB)
2013North Carolina A&T (ILB)
2017East Carolina (defensive analyst)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year Award (2000)

John Gutekunst (born April 13, 1944) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the inside linebackers coach for North Carolina A&T State University. He served as the head football coach at the University of Minnesota from 1985 to 1991, compiling a record of 29-37-2. Gutekunst came to Minnesota in 1984 as an assistant coach and took over as interim head coach in 1985 for the Independence Bowl after Lou Holtz left the team to become the head coach at Notre Dame. Gutekunst was promoted to head coach before the next season. He has also served as an assistant coach at Duke University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Wake Forest University, Rutgers University, the University of Rhode Island, the University of South Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and East Carolina University. He joined the East Carolina staff in October 2009, taking over for Rock Roggeman, who left on indefinite medical leave.[1] Gutekunst is an alumnus of Duke University, where he played football and baseball.

His son, Brian Gutekunst, is general manager of the Green Bay Packers.[2]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten Conference) (1985-1991)
1985 Minnesota 1-0* W Independence
1986 Minnesota 6-6 5-3 T-3rd L Liberty
1987 Minnesota 6-5 3-5 T-6th
1988 Minnesota 2-7-2 0-6-2 T-9th
1989 Minnesota 6-5 4-4 5th
1990 Minnesota 6-5 5-3 6th
1991 Minnesota 2-9 1-7 10th
Minnesota: 29-37-2 18-28-2 *Lou Holtz coached the first 11 games of the season.
Total: 29-37-2


  1. ^ "Gutekunst Joins East Carolina Football Staff". CBS Interactive. October 5, 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Brian Gutekunst". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved 2013.

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