Cody Schilling named new Men's Basketball Coach at Mount Marty

Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota has named Cody Schilling the ninth head men's basketball coach in the program's history.  Schilling brings unique experience to Mount Marty from working with basketball players across the region through a variety of high-impact roles including coach, trainer and administrator.

"We could not be more pleased Cody is joining the Mount Marty family," says Chuck Iverson, MMC athletic director. "His energy and enthusiasm coupled with his strong relationships in this region moved him to the top of a very deep and talented candidate pool."

A graduate of Augustana University in Sioux Falls (SD), Schilling was a four-year starter on the men's basketball team.  He was a three-time Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference First Team All-Conference selection, a three-time First Team All-Central Region selection, a two-time Division II Honorable Mention All-American and finished his career as the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,868 points (now 4th all-time on the career scoring list).

Schilling's success on the college court was a continuation of his high school basketball career at Ellsworth High School in Ellsworth (MN) where he was a four-time Red Rock All-Conference selection for the Panthers and lead Ellsworth to two Class A State Championships in 2007 and 2008.  Schilling was named the 2008 AP Minnesota Player of the Year after senior season with the Panthers.  At the time of his graduation, Schilling was Minnesota’s all-time leader in career points with 3,428 points (now 3rd all-time) and career assists with 1,135 (now 3rd all-time).

Schilling comes to Mount Marty from Avera Sports Specialists in Sioux Falls, where he served as lead sports trainer for Warwick Workouts. In addition to coordinating and conducting various camps and clinics, his time there included work on skill development, teaching and training with coaches, athletes and administration from more than 350 high schools and colleges in and around the region. During this time, Schilling also served as director of Avera Select Basketball, where he organized and implemented the traveling basketball program and directed & coached more than 13 teams during a 4-month season.

Prior to his role at Avera, Schilling gained coaching experience at Dell Rapids St. Mary in Dell Rapids (SD) and served as a basketball trainer at TIBBS Basketball Academy in Sioux Falls, where he conducted basketball camps in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Nebraska and worked under current Portland Trailblazers assistant coach Nate Tibbetts.

Information for this story is courtesy of the Mount Marty Athletics website

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