Have you met Janet Dutcher? She is the beautiful and amazing wife of college basketball coach Brian Dutcher, head coach for the San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team at San Diego State University. Coach Dutcher previously worked at the University of Michigan, South Dakota State and the University of Illinois.
Brian Dutcher Parents
Coach Brian Dutcher born on October 30, 1959, in Alpena, Michigan; he is one of the children of former college basketball coach Jim Dutcher and his wife, Marilyn Dutcher.
His father Jim, an Alpena High School and Michigan graduate, played basketball on the 3rd Armored Division Artillery basketball team in Germany while he coached the offensive line for the Armored Division football team.
He was the recipient of the Elmer Gideon Scholarship to play basketball and football, he graduated in 1955 with a B.S in physical education and an M.A. in 1961, from the University of Michigan.
He started his coaching career as head coach and athletic director at Alpena Community College. He was later named head coach at Eastern Michigan University in 1966, assistant coach at the University of Michigan in 1972 and head coach for the Gophers at the University of Minnesota from 1975 to 1986.
In addition to coach Brian Dutcher, Jim and Marilyn are proud parents to his daughters Barbara Jacobson, Diane McDutt, the Vice President of Human Capital at UnitedHealthcare and attorney Judi Dutcher, who served as the Minnesota State Auditor.
Brian Dutcher Education
Coach Dutcher graduated from Jefferson High School in 1979 and in 1982, received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Minnesota; he also holds a master’s degree in physical education and athletic administration from the University of Illinois.
undergraduate, he worked for his father, then-Gopher head coach Jim Dutcher. He then spent one season in the prep ranks at Apple Valley (Minn.) High School before becoming a graduate assistant at Illinois, where he earned his master’s degree in physical education and athletic administration.
Brian Dutcher Coaching Career
- Brian Dutcher started his coaching career as an undergraduate for his father at the University of Minnesota.
- He later worked at Apple Valley (Minn.) for one season.
- From 1983 to 1985, was a graduate assistant for the Illinois Fighting Illini men’s basketball team at the University of Illinois.
- From 1986 to 1988, he was an assistant coach at South Dakota State under head coach Jim Thorson.
- From 1989 to 1998, was an associate head coach at the University of Michigan.
- He joined San Diego State on March 26, 1999, as an associate head coach under head coach Steve Fisher.
- On April 11, 2017, the San Diego State Aztecs named Brian Dutcher their new head coach.
Brian Dutcher Contract and Salary
Coach Brian Dutcher’s salary is $1,353,100. On September 4, 2020, it was reported he signed a six-year, $7.855 million contract extension with San Diego State.
Brian Dutcher Wife
Brian Dutcher and his lovely wife Janet Dutcher got married on August 4, 1984
Janet Dutcher also known as Jan Dutcher was born Janet Sue Braamse on October 31, 1959. She met her husband at the University of Minnesota. They have two daughters, Erin and Liza Dutcher.
Brian Dutcher Daughters
Liza Dutcher was born in October 1990, and married her husband, Adam Meltz, on October 2, 2022.
Erin Dutcher (b. 1988) graduated in 2011, with a bachelor of arts in communications from San Diego State University. She is an operations specialist for the San Diego Seals; before that, Erin Dutcher was a client service coordinator at Fox and a recruiter at Insight Global.
Erin Dutcher is married to Grayson Mazzone, territory manager at Heraeus Medical in San Diego.