Director of Operations: Utah (2011-present)
Head Coach: Westminster College (2004-2011)
Assistant Coach: Westminster College (2003-04)
Assistant Head Coach: Rocky Mountain College (2001-03)
Assistant Coach: Billings RimRockers (2000-01)
Assistant Coach: Montana Western (1999-2000)
JD Gustin is in his third season as Utah's director of basketball operations. He brings a wealth of basketball experience to the Utes, previously serving as head women's basketball coach at Westminster College. In his seven seasons at the helm, Gustin coached the Griffins to five-consecutive appearances at the NAIA National Championships.
Gustin amassed a record of 146-83 at Westminster. In 2006-07, Gustin led the team to its first-ever NAIA tournament. Westminster advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Championships for the first time in school history with a school-record 28 wins in 2010-11. He won three Frontier Conference championships, including a perfect 14-0 conference season in 2008-09, and coached seven players to All-America honors. Gustin was a three-time Frontier Conference Coach of the Year.
Before making his way to Salt Lake City, Gustin was the women's basketball assistant coach at Rocky Mountain College in his hometown of Billings, Mont. He also served as assistant athletic director, sports information director, and JV coach during his two years at RMC.
In 2000-01, Gustin was an assistant coach for the Billings RimRockers of the International Basketball Association, a developmental men's professional organization located in Billings.
Gustin served as assistant women's coach at his alma mater, Western Montana College, in 1999-2000. During his time there, Western won the Frontier Conference tournament and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time.
Gustin, who played basketball at Western Montana from 1995-97, served as a student assistant coach for a year following the conclusion of his playing career. He graduated from Western Montana with a degree in secondary education (biology/history). Gustin received his master's degree in education from Westminster.
JD and his wife Trish have two girls, Avery (8) and Reese (6), and 2-year-old son Drew.