Hartzler Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson Head Men’s Basketball Coach Glenn Gutierrez announced the hiring of Cody Hartzler as the team’s new assistant coach. He replaces Tim Fusina, who was recently named the head coach at Centenary (N.J.).
Hartzler joins the W&J coaching staff after a two-year stint as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Bluffton University in Ohio. During his time at Bluffton he served as the recruiting coordinator and head junior varsity coach. Additionally, Hartzler was in charge of creating daily practices and serving as the team’s academics administrator.
“We are very fortunate and excited to have Cody join our staff. He is a terrific young man who comes to W&J with quite a bit of experience for someone as young as he is,” Gutierrez said. “Given the time of year, he’s hit the ground running and will step in and take control of a variety of projects. He is very anxious to get to know our current players and their families as quickly as possible. I know he will prove to be a valuable asset to our program.”
Prior to his appointment at Bluffton, Harztler spent two seasons as the assistant men’s coach at Pitt-Greensburg. While with the Bobcats, he aided in recruiting, practice implementation, individual skill development and opponent preparation. During his time at UPG, he also took on camp counselor duties in the summer months at basketball camps held at Saint Francis University.
A two-time team captain for the Kutztown University track and field team, Hartzler received Division II All-American honors (high jump) in 2008.
In 2009, Hartzler earned a bachelor’s degree from Kutztown in leisure and sports studies and a master’s degree in business administration from Bluffton in 2013 with a concentration in healthcare management.