Justin Schulte
Justin Schulte
Title: Head Coach - 12th Season
Phone: (319) 208-5047
Email: jschulte@scciowa.edu
Previous College: University of Iowa

 

Justin Schulte completed his 21st season overall and 14th season at Southeastern. During the spring of 2019, the Blackhawks achieved their 6th straight 40 win season (41) and made a run to the regional championship where they finished runner up. It was the Blackhawks 7th appearance in the regional championship in 14 seasons. The 41 wins pushed Schulte’s total to 560 wins in 14 years and 836 wins in 21 seasons as head coach. The 2019 Blackhawks featured seven All Region players in the, including the national saves leader and ICCAC Reliever of the Year Kyle Amendt and also two time first team all-region outfielder Marcos Sanchez. The Blackhawks spent the majority of the 2019 season ranked in the top 10 nationally coming as high as 4th.

            The 2018 Blackhawks made their mark in history setting a school record for wins (46) and winning an outright conference title (23-5). The 2018 Blackhawks sept the postseason awards a Schulte was named ICCAC coach of the year, LHP Chas Sagedahl was named Pitcher of the Year, as well as Player of the Year in Region XI. Shortstop Jason Matthews was named Defensive Player of the Year in the ICCAC marking the 7th Blackhawk to win the award in its 11 years of existence. The Blackhawks spent the majority of the season ranked in the top 20 nationally climbing as high as 4th and finishing 10th in the final poll. The 2018 Blackhawks also led the nation in defense fielded .975 as a team with the postseason included. The Blackhawks included Sagedahl as First Team All American as well as ICCAC Reliever of the Year Trace Hoffman who led the nation in saves (13). Marcos Sanchez, Kevin Gomez and Dayson Croes joined Sagedahl and Hoffman on the Region XI First Team. Jason Mathews, Zeb Adreon and Bryan Callaly received second team All Region and four other Blackhawks were named Honorable Mention All Region.

            In 2017 the Blackhawks turned in their fourth straight 40 win season with a 43-19 record. The Blackhawks made a run to the Regional Championship losing a tough 11-8 game. The Blackhawks included 1st team All American Luis Vargas as well as ICCAC Reliever of the Year Trace Hoffman. Oswaldo Calderon and Braeden Brown also joined Vargas and Hoffman as First Team All Region XI members. Zeb Adreon and Sam Noel also received 2nd Team All Region honors.

            The 2016 season marked the third time Schulte’s team’s accomplished back to back to back 40 win seasons.  The 2016 Blackhawks finished 1st in the ICCAC regular season and runner up in the Region 11 tournament.  The Blackhawks finished 41-20 overall with 22-6 record in the ICCAC.   The Hawks record in 2016 pushes Coach Schulte’s total wins to 430 wins in 11 seasons at SCC, the most successful 11-year run in school history.  The 430 wins also is the most in NJCAA Region 11 Division 2 over that time period.  This season adds to Schulte’s career win total eclipsing the 706 win mark in 18 seasons, more than any coach in the state of Iowa over that time period.    In 2016 the Blackhawks spent time in top 25 throughout the year and received many postseason awards.  The Blackhawks maintained their run of ICCAC Pitcher of the Year for the 4th year in a row as Grant Spranger posted a perfect 7-0 record in conference play.  Ben Schanding, Gabriel Montero, Luis Vargas and Oswaldo Calderon all joined Spranger on the 1st team.  The Blackhawks also boasted 4 second team or Honorable Mention All Region players.

         The 2015 season saw the Blackhawks continue their winning ways. The Blackhawks had a record of 42-18 on the season. The Blackhawks were ranked in the top 10 all season, climbing to as high as third in the nation. Defensively, the Blackhawks continued their streak of ICCAC Defensive Player of the Year when Jesus Carrera won his second in a row. The Blackhawks swept the pitching awards in the Conference winning ICCAC Pitcher of the Year, Reliever of the Year and All-Region. Offensively, the Blackhawks posted a .335 batting average, good enough for third in the nation in hits. ICCAC Player of the Year also went to Jay Feliciano. Jay had a record setting year with 23 homeruns and 79 RBI’s.

         The 2014 season proved to be one for the record books as the Blackhawks clinched a berth to the NJCAA DII World Series in Enid, Oklahoma. The 2014 Blackhawks finished 4th in the country with a record of 45-22 which breaks the single season win record of 44 set in 2011. The 2014 squad was made up of 10 All-Region players, the ICCAC Defensive player of the year, and the ICCAC Pitcher of the Year. Our 2014 sophomore class saw 10 players continue their careers at the 4 year level.

         The 2012 and 2013 seasons boasted back to back 36 win seasons and two 2nd place finishes in the ICCAC regular season. In 2012, the Blackhawks again found themselves in the regional championship game for the 3rd straight year. The 2012 and 2013 squads were made up of 12 All-Region players, 2 NJCAA All-Americans, the 2012 and 2013 ICCAC Defensive player of the year, as well as the ICCAC 2012 batting champ.  Our 2012-2013 class also saw 16 players continue to the 4 year level on scholarship, 7 of which were D-1 schools. Thus bringing our four year total to 65+ players either at the 4 year colleges or signed professionally.  2012 also brought SCC its highest MLB Draft pick with the Oakland Athletics selecting Dakota Bacus (2010-2011) in the 9th round.     

         The 2011 season at Southeastern was one for the record books.  The 2011 team won 44 games that season, which breaks the single season win record for the 3rd straight year. That also makes 230 wins in six seasons, the most successful six-year run in school history. Those wins also bring Coach Schulte’s career total to 506 in 13 years. The 2011 season also brought along some hardware as the team claimed a share of the 2011 ICCAC conference championship title, and finished as the Region XI runner up all while collecting a school record 44 wins. Our 2011 roster included 9 All-Region players and 2 NJCAA All-Americans. The 2011 roster included the ICCAC Pitcher of the Year (Matt Duncan), 2 Major League Draft Picks; Yhoxian Mediana (Cleveland Indians) and Cody Gabella (San Diego Padres).  Our 2011 class also saw six players continue to the 4-year level on scholarship 3 of which were D-I schools. 

         Winning Tradition- In 2010, the Blackhawks became the first team in school history to post back-to-back 40 win seasons.  Their 42-17 record surpassed the previous year’s school record of 41-15, and helped the Blackhawks climb into the nation’s top 15 teams for the second year in a row.  The 2010 squad featured 10 All-Region players, the Defensive Player of the Year (Yhoxian Medina), a 2nd team All-American (Jumpy Garcia) as well as individuals in the nation’s top two in saves (Matt Duncan), homeruns (Jumpy Garcia), and RBI (Jumpy Garcia). 

         In all, in 21 seasons as a head coach, Schulte has broken more than 100 records at Mount Mercy College and Southeastern Community College. Over those 21 years as a head coach Schulte has collected more wins than any other coach in the state of Iowa. 

 

Coach Schulte is married to wife Tara and they are the parents of 2 daughters, Kenadi and Kaylor and their son Kooper.

 

 

HEAD COACH CAREER TOTALS

YEAR

OVERALL RECORD

CONFERENCE RECORD

HIGHLIGHTS

1999

32-26 (.552)

11-7

3rd in MCC; 1st Regional appearance in school history

2000

38-22 (.633)

13-7

2nd in MCC; 2nd straight Regional bid

2001

44-18 (.710)

14-6

2nd in MCC; 3rd straight Regional bid

2002

36-26 (.581)

13-11

Tied for 3rd in MCC

2003

42-25 (.627)

19-9

3rd in MCC; Championship round of Regional tournament

2004

41-28 (.594)

18-10

2nd in MCC; Championship round of Regional tournament

2005

43-25 (.632)

18-10

2nd in MCC; 3rd in Regional tournament

MMC TOTAL

276-170 (.619)

106-54 (.663)

*All Time wins leader*

2006

33-24 (.579)

13-7

3rd in ICCAC

2007

35-26 (.574)

16-8

ICCAC Champions; Regional Runner up

2008

35-23 (.603)

14-10

3rd in ICCAC

2009

41-15 (.732)

15-9

3rd in ICCAC; Championship round of Regional

2010

42-17 (.712)

17-7

2nd in ICCAC; Championship round of Regional

2011

44-16 (.733)

17-7

ICCAC Champions; 2 All-Americans; 2nd in Regional

2012

36-22 (.621)

15-9

2nd in ICCAC; 2 All- Americans; 2nd in Regional

2013

36-19 (.527)

17-7

2nd in ICCAC

2014

45-22 (.682)

19-7

2014 NJCAA World Series, 4th in the nation in final poll

2015

42-18 (.700)

19-9

3rd in ICCAC, Ranked as high as 3rd in the Nation

2016

41-20 (672)

22-6

ICCAC Conference Champions; Region 11 Runner Up

2017

43-19

15-9

Region 11 Runner Up; Second in School history in wins

SCC TOTAL

473-200 (.702)

231-81 (.740)

 

CAREER TOTAL

749-370 (.669)

337-135 (.713)