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.
Shutout Goaltending Academy was established for the Indianapolis area to bring specialized instruction and training to the most important position on the ice. Goaltenders lack both the attention and specialized training necessary to improve their skills and transform them into a competitive goaltender. Many coaches lack the knowledge and time to coach goaltenders. With quality instruction SGA has the knowledge, tools, and time to transform your goalie into a competitive force. At Shutout Goaltending Academy, the puck stops here!
Previous and current associations/programs
- Midwest Maniax house/ travel
- Homewood Flossmoor Youth Hockey
- Midwest Sirens (women 18+ IN)
- HF Novas (women 18+ IL)
- Lincolnway H.S. (IL)
- C.O.B.R.A's High School Hockey Club (IL)
- Lake Central H.S. (IN)
- Crown Point H.S. (IN)
- Chicago Fury AAA (IL)
- IYHA (Indianapolis Youth Hockey Association)-current
- Indianapolis Racers (IYHA select)-current
- Fishers Falcons (Bantam Travel)-current