Jake Schumann became the third head coach in the history of FIU softball on July 29, 2011 after four years at the helm of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball program.
During his second season, the team compiled a record of 27-28, 10-15 in conference play. Schumann guided the team to its longest winning streak (9) in four years (2010). His pitching staff was anchored by the Sun Belt Conference’s wins leader among freshman (Corinne Jenkins – 13).The team’s most prestigious wins during the 2013 season included sweeps of the Atlantic Sun’s top-seeded North Florida and the Mid-American Conference’s first-place Ball State and an extra-inning victory over Florida Gulf Coast.
During his tenure at Texas A&M-CC, Schumann amassed a record of 120-104, improving his team’s win total every season, culminating with a 41-19 record and a Southland Conference Regular Season Championship in 2011. The team also advanced to the finals of the Southland Conference Tournament for the first time in school history this past season, as Schumann was named Southland Coach of the Year.
Additionally in 2011, Schumann became the Islanders’ all-time leader in wins, surpassing the previous mark of 112 held by Missy Dickerson. The 41 wins marked the second-most victories in school history behind a 42-11 ledger achieved by the 2005 squad.
In 2010, Schumann guided the Islanders to a 35-22 record and an appearance in the Southland Conference Tournament, marking TAMUCC’s first postseason appearance since joining the Southland Conference. The 35 wins are tied for the third-most in school history, matching the 2002 team’s win total, as the Islanders went 6-6 against teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament and had two wins over top-25 opponents with victories over No. 15 Texas and No. 21 Texas A&M.
Schumann came to TAMUCC from Texas A&M – Kingsville where he served as head coach for four seasons. In his final season, he guided the Javelinas to a 34-22 record and a trip to NCAA Regionals. He left TAMUK as the all-time winningest softball coach in school history with 120 victories.
During his time at Kingsville, Schumann guided the Javelinas to three 30-win seasons. He coached 19 All-Lone Star Conference players, as well as a Pitcher of the Year and the school’s first ever Player of the Year, in addition to the program’s first All-American.
Prior to arriving in Kingsville, Schumann spent two years as the head coach at Carl Albert State College (Okla.). Schumann inherited a squad that compiled a record of 19-35 the season before his arrival, and, with Schumann at the helm in 2002, Carl Albert went 31-23 and was the Region II runner-up. In 2003, the Vikings went 31-17 and finished third in the regional tournament while producing five all-region infielders.
Schumann began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Okla. At Northeastern, Schumann assisted in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, budgeting, travel, on-field instruction, classroom monitoring and field maintenance. Northeastern posted a 101-16 record in his two seasons with the squad and, in 2000, the team finished third in the nation. In four seasons at Northeastern, Schumann coached 19 all-region players and six All-Americans.
In addition to his numerous coaching duties, Schumann has served as an athletic coordinator for the National Youth Sports Program sponsored by the NCAA.
Schumann is a native of Maplewood, Minn. He played baseball for two years at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M before transferring to Ball State University. Schumann received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Xavier University in Chicago, and also owns a Secondary Social Studies Certification from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn.
Schumann received his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in May 2006 and is married to the former Julie Campbell. The couple has two daughters, ten-year-old Jenna and five-year-old Isla Jade.