Scott Schumacher is a 1989 graduate of the United States Sports Academy with a master’s degree in Sports Management. For more than 30 years, Scott Schumacher has been a staple in the NJCAA basketball community.  He is serving his 12th year as the Director of Athletics and Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.

Schumacher decided to pursue a master’s degree in sports management in the United States Sports Academy after seeing an ad in the YMCA paper during his first year of college. He recalls knowing right away that he wanted to attend USSA for sports management, and 5 years later, he did. Schumacher made lifelong friends at the Academy during summer semesters and feels an enthusiastic sense of camaraderie to this day. He is thankful for the connections he made through his time during summer courses on campus and still stays in contact with classmates. Schumacher believes that USSA’s curriculum prepared him for success in his career. Thanks to the athletic facilities course he took, Schumacher went on to build brand new facilities including a fitness center, baseball field, and gymnasium. He is thankful to have taken courses which prepared him for success in his career as an athletic director. Schumacher encourages current students to take advantage of everything that the Sports Academy has to offer and make the connections now. The contacts made while in school will propel you into a professional career and help you get your foot in the door. He credits his decision to get a master’s degree at USSA to be one of the best decisions he has ever made, and he would not be where he is today without it.

Schumacher’s career highlights include starting as an assistant coach at Sheridan Junior College following his graduation from the Sports Academy. He then went on to coach at Sam Houston State, Paris Junior College, Kilgore College, North Dakota State College of Science, and Boynton Community College before his current position at Blinn College. Under his leadership, the Blinn Buccaneers’ athletic department has won 16 national championships in various sports. Schumacher was recently inducted into the NJCAA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and the Kilgore College Hall of Fame. Additionally, a team he was head coach of was inducted into the Kilgore College Hall of Fame. Schumacher served as president of the NJCAA Basketball Coaches Association for 2 years and is on the USA Men’s Basketball National Team Head Coach Selection Committee.

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