Brandon Schneider's Basketball Camps
In just his second season at Stephen F. Austin, head coach Brandon Schneider guided the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks to the Southland Conference Tournament Championship and a 23-win season. It was the most wins by a Ladyjack team since the 2005-06 season when SFA also won 23 games and just the fifth 20-win season this decade.
The increase in 11 wins from the 2010-11 season (12) to 2011-12 (23) was tied for the sixth-biggest turnaround in the nation.
Schneider also oversaw the development of the 2011-12 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, Porsha Roberts, and this year's SLC Newcomer of the Year, Ashlee Mells.
In his first full season as head coach of the Ladyjack basketball program, Schneider led SFA to a 12-18 overall record and a 9-7 mark in conference play. The Ladyjacks clinched a trip to the Southland Conference Championship Tournament and nearly pulled off an upset of No. 3 Central Arkansas in the first round before falling 64-58.
Schneider also oversaw the development of senior guard Tammara Marion, who was named to the all-Southland Conference second team and led the Ladyjacks and was fourth in the league averaging 16 points per game for the season along with 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists. She also set the single-season record with 72 made three-point shots.
The Ladyjacks also led the conference in offensive rebounding with 16.8 per game.
The second-year head coach will have higher expectations after assembling a signing class that's ranked 35th in the nation according to Premier Basketball Report, of which includes four McDonald's All-American Nominees.
Schneider was named head coach of the Ladyjacks on April 20, 2010. Recognized as one of the top names at the NCAA Division II level, Schneider came to Nacogdoches after a highly successful 12-year stint at Emporia State.
The Canyon, Texas native is the second all-time winningest head coach at the NCAA Division II level. Schneider came to Nacogdoches from Emporia State where he guided the Lady Hornets to a 306-72 (.810) record, and the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship. The school's all-time leader in wins and winning percentage, Schneider ranks among the all-time top 10 in fastest coaches to 100 victories, and third fastest among women's basketball coaches.
Schneider spent the previous 12 seasons at ESU guiding the Lady Hornets to 11 NCAA tournament appearances. During that stretch Schneider's teams recorded two 30-win seasons, and nine 20-win campaigns. Along with the 2010 national championship, Schneider coached ESU to four NCAA Division II South Central Regional titles, two Final Four appearances, six regular-season conference crowns and three league tournament titles.
Schneider made it tough on conference opponents during his time with the Lady Hornets winning 80 percent of those games. ESU posted a 173-43 (.801) record versus MIAA foes. The Lady Hornets were nearly unbeatable at home sporting a 143-14 (.917) record under Schneider. Schneider posted a 39-26 (.600) record against nationally ranked opponents, which included four wins over No. 1 ranked teams, and was 21-10 (.677) in the NCAA tournament.
Schneider was the first MIAA rookie head coach to win both the MIAA regular-season and tournament titles. In 2006, the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association of four-year colleges voted Schneider as its coach of the year. He was also a three-time MIAA Coach of the Year.
The 2010 Bulletin Women's Basketball National Coach of the Year and the WBCA South Central Region Coach of the Year, Schneider's players have reaped the rewards of his guidance. He has coached seven All-Americans, including two NCAA Division II Player of the Year selections, 13 first-team All-MIAA honorees, eight conference MVPs and seven players have gone on to play professionally, including one in the WNBA.
Schneider is well respected for being able to attract some of the nation's top talent on the recruiting trail. During his time at Emporia State Schneider signed six NJCAA All-Americans and four high school All-Americans to play for the Lady Hornets.
Schneider was a 1995 honors graduate of Wayland Baptist. During his time at Wayland, Schneider was a four-year letterman in men's basketball and was the school's first-ever academic All-American, capturing the honor three times.
Schneider's father, Bob, was on of the most successful women's coaches at the NCAA Division II level, having served as the head coach at West Texas A&M from 1981 to 2006. They became the first father/son combination to take teams to the Elite Eight.
Schneider and his wife Ali, have two sons, Cash (2) and Cole (infant).
Majors is entering his third season at SFA after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Pittsburg State where he helped lead the Gorillas to a 34-23 record in that time, including a 20-9 record in 2008-09.
Majors helped guide the Ladyjacks to the Southland Conference Tournament Championship and a 23-win season in 2011-12. The increase in 11 wins from the 2010-11 season (12) to 2011-12 (23) was tied for the sixth-biggest turnaround in the nation.
As an assistant for the Gorillas, Majors' duties include coordinating opponent scouting, monitoring academic progress and in-practice statistics. He also assists with preseason conditioning and on-floor coaching, specifically with the Gorilla forwards and centers.
Majors was a standout quarterback for the Gorilla football team from 2002-05 and was a crucial part to the Gorilla's run to a national runner-up finish in 2004. He holds school records for most passing yards in a season (3,065 in 2005), career completions (352), single-season completions (198 in 2005), single-season completion percentage (.657 in 2004) and single-season total yards (4,028 in 2005). Majors earned three All-MIAA honors, earning first-team honors in 2005, honorable mention in 2004 and also honorable mention as a wide receiver in 2003. An honorable mention All-American by The Football Gazette in 2005, Majors was also successful in the classroom as he earned MIAA Commissioner's Honor Roll status three times.
Majors also served as the color commentator for all Gorilla football games and spent one year playing arena football for the Omaha Beef. He served as an assistant football coach at Shawnee Mission North High School for the 2006-07 school year and was the head sophomore boys basketball coach at Shawnee Mission West High School in the 2007-08 school year.
Majors earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Pittsburg State in 2006, and completed his master's degree in education from there as well in 2010. He is married to the former A.J. Miller, a four-year softball letterwinner at Pittsburgh State.
Jodi Greve enters her third season on the Ladyjack coaching staff. She comes to Nacogdoches from San Jose State where she spent the three seasons as the Spartans recruiting coordinator.
Greve helped guide the Ladyjacks to the Southland Conference Tournament Championship and a 23-win season in 2011-12. The increase in 11 wins from the 2010-11 season (12) to 2011-12 (23) was tied for the sixth-biggest turnaround in the nation.
"Jodi has been a recruiting coordinator at the NCAA Division I level for several years," said head coach Brandon Schneider. "She has extensive ties throughout Texas and on the junior college scene nationally."
Along with her responsibilities as the recruiting coordinator, Greve worked with the Spartan perimeter players. She also assisted with individual and strength and conditioning workouts, and monitored the academic progress of certain players.
Prior to her time in San Jose, Calif., Greve spent four seasons as an assistant at Tyler Junior College. The Lady Apaches recorded three 20-win seasons under Greve's guidance. In addition to assisting with the day-to-day operations of the basketball office, Greve also oversaw the team's academic progress.
Greve began her coaching career in 2001 as a graduate assistant at the University of Montevallo. During her two seasons with the Lady Falcons Greve worked with the perimeter players and assisted with the team's strength and conditioning workouts.
Greve graduated with her bachelor's degree from Arkansas in 2001. She graduated from Montevallo with a Master's of Education two years later.
Buchanan is entering her second season as assistant coach for the Ladyjacks' basketball team.
Buchanan helped guide the Ladyjacks to the Southland Conference Tournament Championship and a 23-win season in 2011-12. The increase in 11 wins from the 2010-11 season (12) to 2011-12 (23) was tied for the sixth-biggest turnaround in the nation.
After receiving her bachelor's degree Texas A&M, Buchanan remained in the College Station area to pursue a master's degree while serving as a teacher and coach at A&M Consolidated Middle School. Each of the past four summers she has also served as a women's basketball camp coach at Texas A&M.
During her playing days, Buchanan helped guide the Aggies to three Big XII titles and four top-25 finishes, including top-10 finishes in each of her final three seasons. Buchanan was named team captain during her senior seasons, and was a two-time first-team All-Big XII selection.
Todd Stutzman is in his first season with SFA women's basketball after spending the past year as a graduate assistant manager at the University of Memphis. While there his primary responsibilities included assisting with day-to-day operations, organizing and assisting with film exchange, cutting and editing film, assisting with scouting opponents, helping with practices and supervising summer basketball camps.
Before arriving in Memphis, Stutzman earned his bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences with a minor in business from The University of Kansas in 2011. During his time at KU he was a student manager for the University of Kansas women's basketball program from 2009-11. Stutzman completed a summer internship with the KU athletic department in equipment management and was a camp supervisor with Bill Self Basketball Camps in 2011. He also received an associate of arts degree from Hesston College (Kan.) in 2008.
A native of Hesston, Kan., Stutzman attended Hesston High School where he was a three sport letterman for the Swathers, was active in vocal music, and received academic achievement honors throughout his high school career. He is currently pursing a Master's of Interdisciplinary Studies from SFA.
SFA players will serve as camp counselors and assist in coaching.