J.T. Gritzmacher enters his second season as an assistant coach at Southeastern. At Southeastern, his responsibilities will include recruiting, managing video software, preparing scouting reports, and other tasks assigned by the Head Coach. Before Southeastern, Gritzmacher was an Assistant Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from 2015-2017. As an Assistant, he was primarily involved in recruiting and opponent scouting reports. In the 2016-17 season, the Warhawks won 22 games and finished the season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Gritzmacher previously served as a Graduate Assistant coach at Longwood (Va.) University from 2013-15 and a Student Assistant coach at UW-Whitewater from 2011-13. Gritzmacher was also an assistant coach with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors' Grassroots Program from 2011-12.
At Longwood University, Gritzmacher was involved in all assets of the NCAA Division I program, a member of the Big South Conference. He organized and arranged all travel, oversaw academics, coordinated film for games, planned and coordinated official visits and instructed individual workouts with men’s basketball student-athletes.
During his time as a student assistant at UW-Whitewater, Gritzmacher assisted in all phases of the
program at UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks compiled Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles in 2012 and 2013 and claimed the 2012 NCAA Division III national championship. He helped with practice preparation, broke down film for scouting, coordinated video for practice and games, maintained digital video editing equipment and helped with recruiting efforts both on and off campus.
Gritzmacher also served as a recruiting coordinator for the Wisconsin Playground Warriors, managing a recruiting database for all age levels. He was responsible for video at all events for the 15U-17U levels, handled scheduling and coordinated administrative needs and other duties as assigned by the executive director of the organization.
Gritzmacher has worked numerous summer camps, including those conducted at the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University. He served as a student manager for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s basketball program from 2009-11.
The West Allis, WI native earned a bachelor's in human health and performance with an emphasis in recreation and a minor in coaching from UW-Whitewater in 2013. He is finishing his Masters of Education with an emphasis in Community and College Counseling from Longwood University. He is the father to one son, Omari.