Dave Schellhase

Dave Schellhase (born October 14, 1944)

Teams coached: Moorhead State (MN) Dragons, Indiana State Sycamores
Moorhead State record^: 297-241 (.552)
Indiana State record: 37-48 (.435)
Overall record^: 334-289 (.536)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NSIC (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (1981, 1982)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1980, 1982)


  • AP All-American:  (1965, 1966)
  • NSIC (Div II) Coach of the Year:  2  (1981, 1982)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1987-1999 Moorhead State
1982-1985 Indiana State
1975-1982 Moorhead State
1970-1972 Purdue (asst)

Dave Schellhase Facts

  • David Gene Schellhase, Jr.
  • Born October 14, 1944
  • Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Purdue University (BA, 1966)
  • After starring at North HS in Evansville, Schellhase went up to West Lafayette to play for the Purdue Boilermakers
  • Drafted 10th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 1966 NBA Draft; played two seasons for the Bulls (the first two seasons in the franchise’s history) for head coach Johnny “Red” Kerr
    • Selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1968 NBA Expansion Draft but never played for the team
  • Began his coaching career with a two-season stint on King‘s staff back at alma mater Purdue
  • Became the head coach of D-II Moorhead State (now known as Minnesota State-Moorhead) in 1975
    • Would coach the Dragons for a total of nineteen seasons over two separate stints, going 297-241 overall
    • Won NSIC regular season titles in 1981 and 1982, was named NSIC COY in both of those seasons
  • In between stints at Moorhead, Schellhase returned to his home state and served as the head coach at D-I Indiana State
    • Did not have much success with the Sycamores, going just 37-48 in three seasons at the helm
  • Later spent one season (2001-02) as the head boys’ basketball coach at Cannelton HS (IN)
  • After ending his coaching career, Schellhase became Dean of Students at Logansport HS (IN) also taught Physical Education and Health
  • Inducted into the Indiana Basketball HOF (1992), Purdue HOF (1996) and MSU-Moorhead HOF (2015)

Dave Schellhase Coaching Tree

  • Dave Joerger (Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, Dakota Wizards, Sioux Falls Skyforce)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels