John Shulman

John Shulman (born June 28, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Central Arkansas Bears
Current conference: ASUN Conference
Chattanooga record: 145-146 (.498)
Alabama-Huntsville record: 112-39 (.742)
Central Arkansas record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 257-185 (.581)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Central Arkansas
2019-2024 Alabama-Huntsville
2004-2013 Chattanooga
2002-2004 Chattanooga (assoc. HC)
1998-2002 Tennessee Tech (asst)
1996-1998 Wofford (asst)
1990-1996 East Tennessee State (asst)
1989-1990 Wofford (asst)

John Shulman Facts

  • John Shulman
  • Born June 28, 1966
  • Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Alma Mater: East Tennessee State University (BS, 1989 & M.Ed, 1992)
  • First coaching job was at University HS (TN), where he spent one year as an assistant boys’ basketball coach
  • Early collegiate assistant coaching jobs include two stints at Wofford (both under Richard Johnson) and a six-year run working under Alan LeForce at alma mater ETSU, during which the Bucs won two SoCon titles and went to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments (1991 and 1992)
  • Hired by Jeff Lebo in 1998 to be an assistant at Tennessee Tech and followed him to Chattanooga as associate head coach in 2002
  • Elevated to head coach at Chattanooga in 2004 and led the Mocs for the next nine seasons
    • Went 145-146 overall, won shares of four SoCon titles and twice won the SoCon Tournament to go to the Big Dance
    • Fired in 2013 following a second-straight sub-.500 record (and third in the previous four years)
  • Took a year off to work in the private sector in Tennessee, specifically as Director of Sales at Access America Transport
  • Returned to basketball in 2014, spending four years as the varsity head coach at The McCallie School in Chattanooga
  • Hired in 2019 to be the head coach at D-II Alabama-Huntsville
    • Went to the D-II NCAA Tournament in each of his five seasons at the helm; 112-39 overall record
  • Announced as the new head coach at D-I Central Arkansas in March 2024
  • His nephew is Jeremy Shulman, a long-time NCJAA head coach who is now at the helm at Tennessee-Martin in the OVC

John Shulman Coaching Tree


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