Wayne Schneider enters his seventh season as Head Men's Golf Coach at Baldwin Wallace University in 2020-21.
The 2018-19 Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Schneider has guided the Yellow Jackets to eight team titles the past two seasons.
"We had an outstanding season and our program continues to improve each year," said Schneider, who has served as an Adjunct Professor, since 2001, in the Division of Health and Physical Education and as a Clinical Practice Supervisor in the Division of Education. "We have a roster of young men who are both outstanding students and athletes."
"BW is a great university for a young man to get a quality education and play in a very competitive conference on some very nice courses and country clubs. In addition, we take an annual trip during spring break to compete in tournaments. Over the last five years, we have traveled and played on some beautiful courses in South Carolina, Florida and Arizona."
As a BW faculty member, Schneider has taught numerous activity classes, including golf and developed a Team Games and Wellness, Lifetime Activities class. He also has taught Physical Education Teaching Methods, Family Relations, Child in the Family and Parenting classes.
Prior to coming to BW, Schneider taught Health and Physical Education and held numerous coaching positions in the Berea City School District. At the high school level, he was the Head Wrestling Coach and Head Golf Coach. At the junior high level, Schneider was a Head Football, Wrestling and Track Coach. He also served as an Interim Middle School Athletic Director.
In college, Schneider earned varsity letters in baseball and golf at Cuyahoga Community College. At Kent State University, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Speech and English and a Master's Degree in Physical Education. He acted as the secretary for Phi Epsilon Kappa, Men's Physical Education Honorary. Also, he was a news reporter on WKSU FM and a disc jockey on WKSU AM.
Schneider resides with his wife, Linda, a Registered Nurse and former flight attendant ,who returned to school and graduated from BW in 2007 with a degree in theater. The Schneider's have a son, Adam who is a H.P.E. teacher and Head High School Wrestling Coach and daughter-in-law, Linda who is a kindergarten teacher. They have two daughters, Kaylee Ann and Adalin Grace, who reside in South Carolina.