John Shulman

John Shulman (born June 28, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Alabama-Huntsville Chargers
Current conference: Gulf South Conference (Div II)
Chattanooga record: 145-146 (.498)
Alabama-Huntsville record: 91-28 (.765)
Overall record: 236-174 (.576)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2005, 2009)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion:  4  (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011)
  • SoCon Tournament Champion:  2  (2005, 2009)
  • Gulf South (Div II) Tournament Champion:  1  (2020)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  4  (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present 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
    • Has gone to the D-II NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons at the helm; 91-28 overall record

John Shulman Coaching Tree


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