Logan Patrick Stutz[1] (born May 27, 1988) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions during his playing career. From 2018 to 2021, he was the head coach and general manager for the Sudbury Five of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). As of 2021, he is the director of player development for the Boston College Eagles.

Logan Stutz
Boston College Eagles
PositionDirector of Player Development
Personal information
Born (1988-05-27) May 27, 1988 (age 34)
Blue Springs, Missouri
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolPlaza Heights
(Blue Springs, Missouri)
College
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–2018
PositionPower forward / Center
Number3
Coaching career2018–present
Career history
As player:
2011BG Topstar
2012WBC Wels
2012–2013ETB Wohnbau Baskets
2013LF Basket
2013–2014BC Balkan Botevgrad
2014–2015Baunach Young Pikes
2015ETB Wohnbau Baskets
20152016Niagara River Lions
2016Cyberdyne Ibaraki Robots
20162017Niagara River Lions
20172018Windsor Express
As coach:
2018–2021Sudbury Five
Career highlights and awards

Stutz played for the Windsor Express and the Niagara River Lions of the NBLC, being named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2016. He competed with Butler County Community College and then Washburn University at the collegiate level. He played high school basketball for Plaza Heights Christian Academy in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Early lifeEdit

Logan was born on May 27, 1988 in Blue Springs, Missouri to Valerie and Bill Stutz. He grew up playing sports in his backyard with his siblings; an older brother, a younger brother Garrett and a younger sister.[2] Stutz later attended the small private school Plaza Heights Christian Academy in his hometown, where he played high school basketball as a point guard and graduated in 2007.[2][3][4] His father was the head coach, and the team faced about three losses in Logan's entire career with Plaza Heights.[2]

College careerEdit

Stutz first attended Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas, where he played college basketball for the Grizzlies for one season in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).[3][4] He believed that he could compete in the NCAA Division I, but he instead played at a lower level so that he could develop as a player and receive more offers.[2] With the team, Stutz averaged 13.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, shooting about .480 from the field.[5] His season drew attention of more high-level programs, but he chose to continue playing basketball in Kansas after meeting his future wife.[2]

Starting in his sophomore year, Stutz attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. He played basketball with the Ichabods at the NCAA Division II level. By the end of the season, he was averaging 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 29 games.[5] Stutz saw improvement as a junior, with averages of 11.3 points, five rebounds, and one steal per game.[5] He carried Washburn to an appearance at the MIAA Tournament, putting up 23 points.[6] Stutz developed into the Ichabods' leader during his senior season, averaging 20.0 points and 7.1 rebounds, both team-highs. He earned first-team All-MIAA honors in addition to first team All-NABC accolades.[5] Stutz also led the MIAA in scoring.[7]

Professional careerEdit

Stutz began playing professional basketball with BG Topstar Leitershofen/Stadtbergen of the ProA, the second-best basketball league in Germany. He displayed prowess as both a scorer and as a rebounder with the team.[8] Initially, he had trouble transitioning from the college level, but he eventually adapted.[2] Following his time with Topstar, Stutz remarked, "It was a pretty smooth transition, especially because I got a little time in Germany my first year out."[7] He finished off his season with WBC Wels of the Austrian Basketball League.[7] For the next season, Stutz would return to the ProA to compete with ETB Wohnbau Baskets, where he averaged a team-high 20 points and eight rebounds.[7] He was later named Most Valuable Player, after the season concluded.[9] On June 15, 2013, Stutz signed with LF Basket of the Basketligan in Sweden.[9]

Coaching careerEdit

On August 9, 2018, Stutz was named the first head coach and general manager of the Sudbury Five, an expansion team in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC).[10] In 2021, he left the Five to become the director of player development for the Boston College Eagles men's basketball program.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Logan Patrick STUTZ". FIBA.com. FIBA. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Thomson, Greg. "NBLCNET Player Profile: Logan Stutz". NBLCNET. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "#14 Logan Stutz". WUSports.com. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Corbitt, Ken. "Stutz plays bigger role for Ichabods". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Logan Stutz - 2010-11 Washburn Ichabod Basketball". WUSports.com. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Mavs Take MIAA Trophy With Two-Point Win Over Wash". OMavs.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d Peterson, Rick. "Former Ichabod Stutz thriving in overseas basketball". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Topstar Kangaroos stellen Logan Stutz vor". Topstar-Kangaroos.de (in German). Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  9. ^ a b "LOGAN STUTZ SIGNS FOR THE SWEDISH TEAM LF BASKET". BeoBasket.net. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Sudbury Five announce first head coach". cbc.ca. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  11. ^ "General Manager and Head Coach Logan Stutz Named Director of Player Development for Boston College Men's Basketball". OurSports Central. July 15, 2021.