Joe Shotland will be in his fifth full-time season as the assistant coach for the Trinity Tigers women’s basketball team during the 2019-20 campaign. He also serves as the Department of Athletics Director of Lifetime Fitness and Wellness.
Coach Shotland was appointed to his current position of assistant coach in June 2015. He was a graduate assistant coach during the 2014-15 academic year, while earning a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Trinity.
Respected by his peers, Shotland was elected the 2017-18 Small College Assistant Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC). Trinity won its third consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the third year in a row.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity in 2014 in English and graduated summa cum laude. That same year, Coach Shotland was captain of the Tiger men’s basketball team, which won its third straight SCAC title and advanced to the NCAA Playoffs.
An excellent communicator, Coach Shotland was selected to deliver the student keynote address at the 2014 Trinity Commencement ceremony. He also was elected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court and was a nominee for the Capital One Academic All-District Team. Coach Shotland was active in the Trinity community as the representative for men’s basketball on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Coach Shotland is a graduate of Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas, and was tabbed for the all-district basketball team. A versatile student-athlete, Coach Shotland also earned all-district accolades as a baseball pitcher.