Luke Scheidecker Named Head Coach at Wabash Valley College

Wabash Valley College has named Luke Scheidecker their Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

Scheidecker comes to Wabash Valley College from Shawnee Community College, where he served as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

In his 1st year as Head Coach at Shawnee, Scheidecker was able to orchestrate one of the largest turnaround seasons in NJCAA Women’s Basketball History, going 30-3 and winning both the GRAC and Region 24 Titles. The season prior to his arrival at SCC, the Women’s Basketball program was 0-27, and had a total of 3 wins combined over the 3 previous seasons.

Scheidecker was named the GRAC and Region 24 Coach of the Year last season. His team was one of the top offensive teams in the nation as they ranked nationally in scoring at 79.7 (12th), FG Percentage at 48% (2nd) and in FT’s Made and Attempted (3rd).

“I’m very excited about the opportunity given to me by Dr. Fowler and the Selection Committee. Wabash Valley College has had tremendous history throughout the years, and I hope to build on that. We will bring an exciting, fast paced style of basketball, that Warrior fans will enjoy” Said Scheidecker.

Coach Scheidecker’s players have experienced great success as well. Last season, he recruited and coached a 2nd Team All-American, 2 All Conference players and 2 All Region players. Emari Jones, who signed with Auburn University, was a 2nd Team All American, as well as GRAC and Region 24 Player of the Year and Freshman of the year. Jesheon Cooper, a Southern Mississippi signee, was 2nd in the country in blocks and FG percentage.

Prior Shawnee Community College he worked for Southern Illinois University men’s basketball from 2012-2014 as an Assistant Director of Basketball Operations At Southern Illinois he had a wide range of task, he was in charge of all team travel, assistant camp director, assisted in different aspects of recruiting, and ran the Special Olympics basketball Clinic and annual fundraiser.

Prior to SIU, he spent three years with the SEMO men’s basketball program. In 2011, he took on the added title of Director of Basketball Operations. In his capacity as operations director, Scheidecker coordinated all aspects of team travel. He also handled scheduling for non-conference games, coordinated recruiting trips and official visits, and organized film exchange while serving as the camp director.

Scheidecker earned his Master’s of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University in 2014. Scheidecker earned a bachelor’s degree from SEMO in 2012.

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