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North Dakota State's Schumacher earns 400th victory
 November 4, 2011

Scott Schumacher, men's head basketball coach of the NDSCS Wildcats, earned his 400th career coaching victory Tuesday night in Norfolk, Nebraska. Facing a 19 point first half deficit, the Wildcats narrowed the margin to nine at half time. The Wildcats took the lead in the second half with 11 minutes remaining and never looked back as they clinched a hard fought 78-70 victory over Northeast Community College.

The 2011-12 season marks Schumacher's fourth year at the helm of North Dakota State College of Science. In his inaugural season, he led the Wildcats to one of their best seasons in the 94 years of the school's history. During the past three seasons, Schumacher has led the Wildcats to two conference championships, one regional championship, and a berth to the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. Each team has been nationally ranked as well.

Coach Schumacher is one of the select few coaches that have lead three different junior college programs to a conference championship title. Each of these programs was also ranked in the NJCAA top ten national polls. The two previous teams Schumacher led to championships include Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, Texas and Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas.

Throughout his 22 year junior college coaching career, he has had the privilege of coaching eleven players named to the NJCAA All American team. Every sophomore that Schumacher has coached has had the opportunity to continue his education while playing basketball at the four year college level.

Coach Schumacher is also very active with junior college basketball at the national level. He has been heavily involved in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). He has served two terms as the NJCAA Basketball Coaches Association President. He has also been the junior college representative on the USA Basketball Collegiate Selection Committee. In addition, he served as the head coach for an NJCAA all-star team that traveled to Antigua and led the team to a 6-0 record to capture the championship.

Coach Schumacher has also been a premier speaker at a number of events. Most recently he was the only junior college keynote speaker at the prestigious Nike Clinic held in Las Vegas. In addition, he has spoken at the clinic for the NABC at the 2009 Final Four in Detroit, Michigan.

Scott Schumacher had this to say about his 400th career coaching victory, "This is the Thanksgiving season and I have plenty to be thankful for. I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by good players and tremendous assistant coaches. They have bought into what I believe makes a quality team and for that, I am truly grateful."


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