Will Shouse named head men’s basketball coach
WILMORE, KY—Asbury College is pleased to announce Will Shouse as the College’s head men’s basketball coach.
Shouse comes to Asbury College from Kentucky Christian University where he coached for two seasons, leading his team to third place finishes in the NCCAA II National Semifinals both years. He received the Mid-East Region Men’s Basketball “Coach of the Year” Award in 2007 and 2008, and was a national finalist for the 2007 NCCAA Division II Men’s Basketball “Coach of the Year.” The University is currently ranked second in the nation, leading the national in scoring in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Shouse also served as the Mid-East Region Sports Chair.
In the summers, Shouse coaches youth basketball clinics and recently lead the KCU basketball team on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
Shouse served as assistant coach of the Asbury College men’s basketball team from 2002-06, after playing basketball during his four years at Asbury College. He received his bachelor’s degree from Asbury College in 2002 and master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy in 2005.
“I have always dreamed of coaching at my alma mater,” Shouse said. “I had visions for the program when I was a player and I’m excited that I can actually do those things now. I recruited the junior and senior classes and continued to maintain relationships with those student-athletes. I am most excited about being in the Christian environment and among the Asbury family.”
As a student-athlete at Asbury College, Shouse scored more than 1,000 points and broke the school record for 3-point field goals. In 2002, Shouse hit 11 3-pointers against Johnson Bible. He received the Gamble Walker Senior Award, recognizing his commitment, athletic ability and servant-leadership on the team.
Shouse and his wife, Whitney, a 2002 Asbury College graduate, have two children, Turner and Layni.
“We are excited to welcome back Will Shouse who is no stranger to the College,” said Gary Kempf, Asbury College athletic director. “Will played basketball at Asbury College and was an assistant coach, so he brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the game and the College. His love for basketball and our student-athletes will serve us well on court and off.”