Josh Hutchinson served as an assistant coach for the Owls from 2015-17.
Hutchinson helped guide the Owls to a WBI Championship (the school's first postseason title) and 22 victories in 2016-17, the second-most wins in a single season on South Main. The Owls improved by 13 wins from her first to second season, one of the top increments in the nation.
Rice led all of Conference USA in total assists (558) and total rebounds (1,308) while setting a Rice single-season record in made three-pointers (242). In addition the Owls ranked second in C-USA in assists per game (15.9), field goal percentage (.444), made three-pointers (242) and free throw attempts (626).
The Owls set a school record with 13 home victories in the 2016-17 season and the team's 9-2 start was the best by a Rice squad since the 1988-89 season.
Josh Hutchinson was named an assistant coach to the Rice Owls staff on April 21, 2015.
Hutchinson spent two seasons at the University of South Dakota where he served as an assistant under head women's basketball coach Amy Williams. During that time, Hutchinson helped guide the Coyotes to a 45-22 overall record and reach new heights the program had never seen. South Dakota advanced to its first NCAA Division I Tournament in 2014 after winning the Summit League Tournament. The squad's season came to an end against Final Four participant Stanford. In 2015 USD went 26-8 with a conference mark of 13-3 and played two rounds in the WNIT.
Hutchinson arrived at USD from American University, where he helped the Eagles to two Patriot League regular season titles and a 2012 WNIT berth. His duties included recruiting, working with post players, creating offseason development programs and serving as academic liaison.
Prior to American University, Hutchinson was the varsity boys coach at Christian Academy of Indiana in Albany, Ind., from 2008-10. He was an assistant coach at national powerhouse Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md., from 2004-08, where he coached current NBA players Kevin Durant and Greivis Vasquez. He was also an administrative assistant for the men's basketball program at Towson University in 2006-07.
Hutchinson graduated from Messiah College in 2004, where he was a four-year letterwinner in basketball. Hutchinson and his wife Christina have one son, Nicholas, and a daughter, Isabelle, born in July 2014.