WICHITA, Kan. — “We are also excited to name Scott Gurss as Director of Baseball Operations,” Butler said. “Scott has coached in the Cape Cod League in Cotuit, Mass., where he was an assistant coach and they won the Cape Cod championship in 2010. In 2011, he was a part of the Razorback staff that won a SEC West Championship as well as a trip to Omaha in the 2012 season. Gurss then was hired at Neosho County Community College and he helped them return to the Junior College World Series this past season as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. We are very excited to include Scott into the Shocker family. Scott has deep ties and relationships in Kansas and Oklahoma and will bring his exceptional enthusiasm and excitement to Eck Stadium and Tyler Field.”
Gurss just finished his first season as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Neosho County Community College. Gurss also spent two seasons with Butler at Arkansas. At WSU, he will be responsible for the day to day operations off the field, which include team travel, being an on campus recruiting official, and coordinating all official and unofficial visits. Gurss will also be taking on the duties for all camps put on at Wichita State.
"This is a very exciting day for me and I would like to thank Todd Butler and Eric Sexton for this opportunity to join the Shocker family,” Gurss said. “Having worked with Todd for two years already will prepare me for the system being put in place. I am ready to add my enthusiasm and energy to the Shocker program, players and community."
Before joining the Panthers, Gurss spent two years as the Volunteer Assistant baseball coach at the University of Arkansas and four summers as the head assistant coach and hitting coach for the Cotuit Ketteleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. In 2013 with Neosho, he helped the Panthers to the JUCO World Series.