Shulman Stepping Down As UTC Mens Basketball Coach; National Search For Successor Underway; Casey Long Is Interim

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

John Schulman is stepping down as UTC mens basketball coach.

Assistant Casey Long was named interim head coach.

He had one year remianing on his contract.

Shulman is expected to be paid the balance of his contract.

UTC officials said at a 4:30 p.m. press conference that a national search for a successor was underway.

Shulman had been named the 17th head men’s basketball coach at UTC following the departure of Jeff Lebo for Auburn. Shulman joined Lebo at Tennessee Tech in 1998 where they stayed for four seasons.

While in Cookeville, he helped the Golden Eagles to a four-year mark of 75-43.

Shulman began his collegiate coaching career at Wofford College under Head Coach Richard Johnson, working with the Terriers in 1989-90 and again in 1996-98. He returned to his alma mater, East Tennessee State, in 1990 to serve as a graduate assistant coach for Head Coach Alan LeForce. He was promoted to assistant coach in 1992, staying at ETSU until 1996.

Shulman’s coaching career began in 1985 as an assistant coach at University High School in Johnson City.

Following high school, Shulman enrolled at Middle Tennessee State. After his freshman year, he transferred to ETSU for his final three years. He was a member of the tennis team at both schools and became the first Academic All-America in ETSU tennis history in 1988-89. He recorded 98 singles victories during his career and reached the semifinals of the Southern Conference Championships three times. He is listed as a Buccaneer Legend in the ETSU tennis history records.

Shulman has earned two degrees from East Tennessee State. He graduated cum laude in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, and received a master’s degree in the same major in 1992.

A native of Johnson City, Tenn., Shulman was born on June 28, 1966. He is married to the former Amy Engle of Erwin, Tn. She was the SoCon Women’s Basketball Player of the Year in 1995-96 and a two-time All-SoCon honoree at East Tennessee State.



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