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Schumacher Resigns as KC Basketball Coach After 13 years

From the Kilgore College Public Information Office:

Coach Scott Schumacher resigns as KC basketball coach after 13 years

After 13 years at the helm of the Kilgore College men's basketball program, Scott Schumacher said he is resigning as head coach to pursue other opportunities.  Schumacher was recently named as one of four finalists for the head men's coaching job at North Dakota State College of Science, a two-year public college in Wahpeton, N.D.

"It has been my pleasure to lead the KC men's basketball program for the past 13 years," Schumacher said.  "These young men have all benefitted from their time spent at Kilgore College."

During Schumacher's tenure, his teams' regular season record was 235-156 and 145-138 in conference play.  Over the last 13 years, Schumacher's teams were conference championships once (1998-1999), accumulated the fourth most conference wins in a 12-team league and produced eight NJCAA All-Americans.

Schumacher also said he is proud of the academic achievements of his student athletes.

"Every sophomore that has been part of our program has had the opportunity to continue their education on a scholarship," Schumacher said.

Schumacher said he is proud of the contributions the basketball program made to the Kilgore Community.  Over the years, the KC men's basketball program has participated in such events as Ranger Basketball for Education, Meet the Rangers nights, Special Olympics District Softball tournaments, Jaycee's Haunted House, Kilgore Intermediate School Reading Program, Kilgore Rotary Flag Crew, Relay for Life projects and Clean-up Kilgore.

Schumacher said he would like to thank Dr. Frank Thornton and Jim Campbell for giving him the opportunity to lead the KC basketball program.  He also said he would like to thank KC President Dr. Bill Holda, Harold Nolte, David Castles and the Kilgore community for their continued support.

"Other coaches have always asked me about my job, and I tell them that the best part of my job was living in Kilgore and working with the faculty and staff at KC," Schumacher said. "Kilgore College is a special place and will continue to prosper."

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