Scott Gurss is in his sixth season as Director of Baseball Operations at Wichita State.
At WSU, he is 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 is also in charge of all camps put on at Wichita State.
Gurss was the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at Neosho County Community College in 2013. Gurss also spent two seasons with current Wichita State head coach Todd Butler at Arkansas.
Before joining Neosho County Community College, 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 Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. In 2013 with Neosho, he helped the Panthers to the JUCO World Series.
While with the Razorbacks, Gurss helped them to a SEC West Championship in 2011 and a trip to Omaha and the College World Series in 2012. Scott’s main responsibilities in his two years at Arkansas were hitters and infielders with the main emphasis on first base for defense. Gurss helped Arkansas first baseman Dominic Ficociello to an All Defensive SEC first baseman honor as a freshman. He was also responsible for placing all Razorbacks in summer leagues.
As a Kettleer, Gurss held one-on-one workouts with several top collegiate players, including many that have already been called upon in the Major Leagues. Jason Kipnis, Drew Storen, James McCann, Nick Tropeano, Matt Andrese, Ben Rowen and Cameron Rupp are just a few of the major leaguers Gurss worked with at the Cape. During his four seasons, the Kettleers went to the Championship Series each season, including winning the Cape Cod League championship in 2010.
Prior to his time on the Cape, Gurss was a student assistant coach at his alma mater, Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Gurss constructed and devised practice plans for fall, winter and spring practices, created a fundraising program and implemented a work out plan for individual players.
Gurss has also served as the Head Summer Travel Coach for the Alva Renegades and as the Summer Varsity Head Coach of Deer Creek High School in Edmond, Okla.
A native of Edmond, Okla., and a graduate of Deer Creek High School, Gurss graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2008 with a degree in health and sports science.
Scott and his wife Makenzie were married in August of 2015 and they reside in Wichita.