Gutelius begins his second season at Catholic in 2018 after being tabbed as the 30th head coach in program history on Dec. 8, 2017. He boasts over two decades of coaching experience, including 14 years as a coordinator.
The Cardinals finished Gutelius' first season with a 5-5 record in 2017, including a mark of 3-4 in the team's inaugural season in the New England Women's and Men's Conference (NEWMAC). The team had five players earn All-NEWMAC honors and tied a program record with three d3football.com all-region players, the most for Catholic in nine years.
Gutelius returned to his alma mater after serving seven seasons as the defensive coordinator at Lindsey Wilson College from 2010-16, helping restart the program after a 75-year hiatus. While there, he was a part of three-straight NAIA Football Championship Series appearances and was responsible for three Mid-South Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year honorees and 20 all-conference selections.
The Blue Raiders posted their first 11-win season in 2016 after earning the team's first-ever No. 1 national ranking a year earlier. Gutelius was named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NAIA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2015 after his defense allowed just 224 points, the lowest in program history.
In 2014, Lindsey Wilson won its first Mid-South Conference East Division title and made its first NAIA FCS postseason appearance, posting its first NAIA FCS playoff victory. That year, the Blue Raider defense set a new school record for most interceptions (29) and sacks (33.5) while recording a nation-best 45 takeways. Gutelius was selected as a finalist for the AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year.
Gutelius also served as the program's community and outreach coordinator and in 2014, the team received the Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award at the AFCA Convention.
Prior to Lindsey Wilson, Gutelius spent six seasons as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Concord University in West Virginia from 2003-08. While there, he also developed, organized and managed the team's academic success program.
Gutelius was the defensive ends coach at Wingate University from 2001-02 after stints as an assistant coach at the University of La Verne (1999-2000), St. Norbert College (1996-99) and Catholic (1992-93).
Gutelius graduated from Catholic in 1992 with a major in politics and a minor in philosophy. He went on to earn his master's degree in education with a special emphasis in athletic educational issues from La Verne in 2001. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three children, Michael, Sam and Mary Katherine.