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Jeremy Shulman announced as the new head coach at Tennessee-Martin

Long-time Eastern Florida State College (NCJAA) head coach Jeremy Shulman has been hired to take over at Tennessee-Martin, the school announced on Wednesday. Shulman went 346-107 with eleven conference titles in fourteen seasons, earning nine conference COY awards.

“I could not have envisioned a better candidate to build off our program’s recent success than Coach Shulman,” AD Kurt McGuffin said. “He is passionate, energetic and has ties to Tennessee. He has been responsible for one of the most well-run and winningest junior college programs in the country and is a rising star in the coaching profession. We welcome Coach Shulman and his family to Skyhawk Nation.”

Shulman, 44, takes over for Ryan Ridder, who left earlier this month after three seasons to become the head coach at Mercer. The Skyhawks went 21-11 this past season and earned a share of the Ohio Valley title for the first time since 2009.

“I want to thank Chancellor Dr. Yancy Freeman and athletic director Kurt McGuffin for this opportunity,” Shulman said. “I am humbled and grateful to be head coach of the UT Martin Skyhawks. Having a chance to return to my home state and inherit a Division I program that is coming off an Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship is a dream come true.”

This is the first D-I job for Shulman, the nephew of long-time collegiate coach John Shulman who was just hired at Central Arkansas. He’s a Memphis-native who got his start coaching at the AAU level at age 16, later starting his own AAU program (Midstate Ballerz Elite) that he ran for ten years. Some notable names to come through the program include Scotty Hopson (Tennessee) and Jarvis Varnado (Miss. State).


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