BEAU SCHULTZ, HEAD COACH
Beau Schultz enters his fifth season as the head coach of the ICC Pirate baseball program.
Schultz, a 2000 graduate of Independence High School, came to ICC after spending three seasons from 2008-11 as a full-time assistant coach at Pittsburg State University. He was the first full-time assistant ever in the history of the Gorilla program.
His first coaching duties came during the 2005-06 school year when he served as the assistant baseball coach at Pittsburg High School, where he was also the Behavior Disorder Teacher through the Special Education program. After that, he became a Special Education Teacher in Carl Junction (Mo.), where he was the head freshman and assistant varsity coach for baseball from 2006-08. During that same span, he was also a volunteer assistant coach at Pittsburg State University.
Prior to the start of his coaching career, Schultz had a successful baseball playing career, starting at Independence High School, where he was a three-time All-Southeast Kansas League performer for the Bulldogs from 1998-2000.
After suffering an injury, he was medical redshirted at Cowley County Community College before playing as a redshirt freshman for the Tigers in 2001-02. Both years, the Tigers advanced to Grand Junction, Colo., to compete in the NJCAA World Series. Cowley placed third in 2001.
Schultz went on to finish his college career at NCAA Division II Pittsburg State University, where he was named All-MIAA catcher for three years. That included a big 2005 season that included First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-American.
Schultz has been married four years to his wife Kelly. They reside in Independence with their son Bryor (3) and daughter Taylie McKlintic (8).
Brent Burroughs, ASSISTANT COACH
Derek Hackney, ASSISTANT COACH
Derek Hackney is joining the Pirate baseball coaching staff for his first season. He graduated from Blue Valley High School in 2010. Derek then played baseball at Independence then finished his career at Pitt State. He will graduate this December with a degree in wood tech.