Scott Schumacher is in his eighth year as the Blinn College athletic director.
In 2018-19, Schumacher oversaw a Buccaneer athletic department that captured two national titles in dance, one national title in cheer, saw its football team win the Valley of the Sun Bowl, its volleyball and softball teams win conference championships, and its volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s basketball, softball, and baseball teams make trips to the Region XIV tournaments.
The Blinn College dance team made history by claiming two national titles while the Blinn College cheer team won its sixth consecutive national title at the 2019 National Cheer Association & National Dance Association Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships.
Blinn College football defeated the then-ranked No. 14 Scottsdale Community College, 23-20, in the 2018 Valley of the Sun Bowl for its first bowl game win since 2011. Blinn football finished the 2018 season ranked 15th in the nation.
In addition, Blinn College volleyball and softball claimed Region XIV South Division Conference titles. Blinn volleyball went undefeated with an 8-0 conference record, while Blinn softball recorded a program-best 23-1 conference record. Blinn softball and volleyball both finished the season ranked 17th in the nation.
Other highlights in 2018-19 included men’s soccer reaching the Region XIV Tournament in its first season of competition and baseball finishing second in the Region XIV Tournament after eliminating four opponents. Volleyball player Shelby Sheets and softball player Kimber Cortemelia were named NJCAA All-Americans. The NJCAA recognized the Blinn College softball, baseball and volleyball teams as the 2019 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year after maintaining a team grade point average (GPA) OF 3.0 or better throughout the academic year. In addition, 17 Blinn athletes were named to the NJCAA All-Academic team for maintaining a GPA of 3.60 or higher.
Blinn has captured 41 national championships since 1987 and 15 national championships under Schumacher.
Schumacher also serves as the men’s head basketball coach. In 29 years as a junior college head coach, Schumacher has compiled a career record of 560-337. He has led three different junior college programs to a conference championship and a top-10 national ranking in the NJCAA polls. Schumacher has been coaching basketball at the collegiate level for 31 years and has been an athletic director for the last 10.