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Coaching Staff

Shawn Schlechter
Assistant Coach

Before he became a coach at NIACC, from 2010-12, Shawn played for the Trojans and attended NIACC to pursue a degree in Business Sports Management.

When done playing, Schlechter became a student assistant for the NIACC baseball program for the 2013 season. The 2013-14 season, Shawn became a full time assistant coach in the 2013-14 season.

Schlechter is in charge of the catchers and outfielders while also assisting with offense and recruiting.

During the 2010-2013 summers, Shawn coached Minnesota Legion baseball. He spent two summers assisting in his hometown of Burnsville, and the following two summers assisting in the city of Apple Valley. All four teams made State Tournament appearances.

Outside of coaching baseball, Shawn works in the Student Housing Division at NIACC.

Schlechter became the head baseball coach at Garner-Hayfield/Ventura in the 2016 season.

Outside of coaching baseball, Shawn works in the Student Housing Division at NIACC.


Will Arnold
Assistant Coach

Former Central Michigan standout Will Arnold joined the NIACC baseball coaching staff in the fall of 2016.

Arnold joined the Central Michigan staff as an undergraduate student assistant during the 2013 season and upon graduation was named the volunteer assistant. He worked with catchers and assisted with hitters at CMU.

During Arnold's time here he has helped six All-MAC players and one All-Region player, along with one draft pick (Pat MacKenzie).

A Mount Pleasant, Mich., native, Arnold was named Co-Mr. Baseball by the Michigan High School Coaches Association in 2008 following a star senior season for Mount Pleasant High School.

Over his final two seasons as a Chippewa he started 112 games and earned a spot on the All-MAC team in 2012 after leading the Chippewas in RBI, walks, putouts and fielding percentage. He led a pitching staff from behind the plate that had seven players drafted in those two years.

After his college career, Arnold played for the Washington Wildthings and the Road Warriors of the Frontier League in 2013. In 2014 he played for the Taos Blizzard of the Pecos League, before leaving to coach the USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars, which selects the best 18U players in the country to represent the USA in international games.

Arnold has also been the Head Coach of the CM Stars, a local 18u baseball team the last two years. He has led them to the Palomino World Series in California the past two years, to continue their streak of five straight appearances.