Nov. 12, 2007
LOS ANGELES, CA - LMU head baseball coach Frank Cruz put the finishing touches on completing his coaching staff with the arrival of Shane Schumaker last week. Schumaker will serve as the team's volunteer assistant coach.
Schumaker began his coaching career at El Camino Junior College in 2001 and was responsible for hitting and infield instruction along with assisting with recruiting efforts. At El Camino, he coached for five seasons and in 2004 helped coach the Warriors to a 30-7 record, the best in school history. That same season, Schumaker helped guide the Warriors to within one game of the state championship, the furthest any El Camino team had ever gone in the playoffs.
In the summers of 2002 and 2003, he took over head coaching duties for the West Torrance 19-and-under All-Star team. Both years he led his team to the Babe Ruth State Championships, where they placed second each year.
Schumaker also served as an assistant coach of the Havasu Heat where he helped guide the Heat to a 37-8 record and a berth in the 2005 NBC World Series.
Most recently, Schumaker served two seasons as an assistant coach at UNC Greensboro under head coach Mike Gaski. As an infielder for UNCG from 2000-01, Schumaker was a two-year letterwinner, leading the Spartans in 2001 with a .342 batting average, while hitting 10 home runs and driving in 52 runs en route to being named All-Southern Conference as well as an All-Tournament selection. In 2000, Schumaker batted .378, which led UNCG and was sixth best among SoCon hitters.
Schumaker graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills with a degree in Applied Studies in 2003. In 2005, he received his masters in kinesiology from his alma mater.