Tony Gurtowski was raised in Northwest Indiana. He learned to skate at the age of 3. He began playing goalie at the age of 8. Tony has trained with some of the best including
- Darren McCluskey (GET goaltending, Chicago Fury)
- Matt Eisler (Notre Dame: 94-98)
- Vladislav Tretiak (Soviet Union 10 World Championships 3 Olympic Golds, 1 Challenge & 1 Canada Cup, former Chicago Blackhawks goalie coach).
- Karl Goehring (University of North Dakota '97 - '01)
Tony has coached at levels ranging from house through Triple A and H.S. throughout Indiana and Northern Illinois. Tony has offered and assisted with private lessons and goalie clinics throughout Northwest Indiana and Illinois. Tony currently resides in Noblesville and continues to coach goalies offering his knowledge and expertise to goalies of all ages in the Indy area.