2006-07 Women's Basketball
Head Coach Chad Shutler
Contact info for Coach Shutler
Office phone: 419-358-3224
Chad Shutler returns for his second season as the head women's basketball coach at Bluffton University in 2006-07. In addition, he is an assistant professor in the health, physical education and recreation department.
Shutler, who is a native of Bucyrus, Ohio, graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1993. A three-sport athlete at Bucyrus, Shutler earned varsity letters in football, basketball and tennis. Coach Shutler graduated from Heidelberg College in 1997 with a health and physical education teaching degree and certification. Chad continued his education at Bowling Green State University where he earned his master's degree in 1999.
Following his graduate work at BGSU, Shutler taught health and physical education in the Bluffton school district, a position he held for six years. During his first year at Bluffton, he served as an assistant coach for the boy's varsity basketball team. He accepted the head coaching position in 2000 and spent four years rebuilding the program. Shutler was selected to coach the OHSBCA District 8 all-star game in 2004. He was the assistant boy's basketball coach at Columbus Grove High School in 2004-05.
Shutler feels comfortable in the athletics department at Bluffton University as he was the graduate assistant coach for the men's basketball team from 1997-99 under current head coach Guy Neal. During his stint at Bluffton, Chad also served as the head men's and women's tennis coach. While attending Heidelberg, Shutler spent one season as the junior varsity boy's basketball coach at Mohawk High School and two years as a volunteer high school basketball coach at Tiffin Columbian High School.
Coach Shutler is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
Shutler resides in Bluffton with his wife, Wendy, and sons, Tyson and Landon
Assistant Coach Jessica Grandey
Contact info for Coach Grandey
Office phone: 419-358-3451
Jessica Grandey will be entering her third year as head coach of the Bluffton University
women's tennis team and assistant coach for the women's hoop squad. In her first two
years, Grandey led the Beavers to a 5-9 record in HCAC play. The Beavers look to climb
to the top of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference as they continue to build
on the improvement of the previous season.
At John Glenn High School, Grandey was the first player ever to score 1,000 points
for the women's basketball program.
Assistant Coach Scott Gleason
Scott Gleason enters his first season at Bluffton University as an assistant basketball coach for the women's basketball team. Coach Gleason brings a wealth of knowledge and basketball experience to the program after coaching the game of basketball for the past twenty years.
Gleason, who graduated from Bluffton High School and attended Lima Technical College, has served as a freshman and assistant varsity boy's basketball coach at Bluffton High School.
Coach Gleason returns to Coach Shutler's staff after serving as an assistant at Bluffton High School during Shutler's tenure as head coach.
Gleason is currently employed in Lima and lives in Bluffton with his wife, Tiffany, daughter, Whitney, a senior at Bluffton High School, and son, Levi, an eighth grader at Bluffton Middle School.
"I am very pleased to have an assistant of Coach Gleason's caliber join our staff," stated Shutler. "His dedication and passion to the game as well as an ability to teach that is going to help us tremendously, not only this season but in years to come as we build our program".