Polo is married to Shelby and they have 1 son named Lincoln. Polo attended Mary Carroll High School in Corpus and furthered his education at New Mexico State University. Polo has been coaching for 12 years. He knew he wanted to coach when he was 17 years old and that was after a great conversation with his dad and his high school coaches about their past coaching experiences. Polo came to BHS in 2020 as the offensive coordinator assistant track coach.
Polo Gutierrez re-joined the TMI community in January 2018 after serving as the Defensive Line Coach and Special Teams Coordinator for the University of the Incarnate Word during the fall of 2017. Gutierrez first became a part of TMI’s football program when he came on as the head coach during the 2016-2017 school year, during which he led the Panthers to a quarterfinals appearance.
Gutierrez’ previous experience includes five seasons serving as the Running Backs Coach at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) from 2010 until 2016. In 2013, Gutierrez helped lead UTSA to a 7-5 overall record, including victories over a pair of bowl teams. The Roadrunners finished second in the West Division with a 6-2 mark in their first season in Conference USA. In 2012, he helped lead UTSA to an 8-4 overall record and a 3-3 mark in its first and only season in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
Before joining the UTSA Roadrunners, Gutierrez earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from New Mexico State University in 2009. While at New Mexico State, he worked as an assistant strength & conditioning coach. He also served as an assistant coach for the NFL Player Development Camps and was the head throws coach for AAU track & field.
He was born in Laredo but grew up in Corpus Christi, where he was a three-year starter at Carroll High School. Gutierrez played center, guard and tackle and was an all-district selection as a senior. He also was a district champion and state qualifier in the shot put and discus and was named Tigers Athlete of the Year as a senior.