Longtime prep and college coach Dave Schlump returns to the Bulldog staff for the 2018-19 campaign as an assistant coach and brings plenty of experience to the bench.
With Schlump on the FSU staff, the Bulldogs capped off one of the most historic seasons in Division II basketball history in 2017-18, claiming the school's first National Championship while matching the D2 all-time record for wins in a memorable 38-1 campaign. Along with the national title, the Bulldogs won a fourth-straight GLIAC Tourney title, second consecutive conference reuglar-season championship and the Midwest Reigonal crown.
Schlump previously spent five years as a volunteer assistant on the FSU staff from 2004-2009 before taking over as the head coach at Muskegon Community College where he guided the program for eight seasons. His initial FSU stint came on the heels of highly-successful prep coaching career in West Michigan.
Schlump led Muskegon CC to a conference championship in 2016-17 along with a 22-7 overall record while garnering Western Conference Coach of the Year recognition.
During the 2015-16 campaign, Schlump claimed Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Men's Junior College Coach of the Year recognition after leading the Jayhawks to a 24-7 overall mark. MCC was ranked eighth in the final NJCAA Division II National Poll and finished as the regional runner-up.
A Ferris State alumnus, Schlump served as an alternative education principal for the Cedar Springs (Mich.) Public School district. He also was the Red Hawks’ varsity boys basketball coach for 14 seasons and led CSHS to a22-1 overall record and the program’s fifth district crown in the six seasons during the 2003-04 campaign. Schlump alsodirected the Red Hawks to both their first unbeaten regular season along with first conference title (OK White) since1977 in his final prep campaign.
While at Cedar Springs, Schlump guided the Red Hawks to five district championships along with one regional crown. His 2002-03 squad, which included former Bulldog basketball players Tyler Wolfe, Josh Schlump and Adam Veltkamp, posted an 18-7 mark and reached the regional finals.
Schlump, who was named the Grand Rapids Press Coach of the Year in 2003-04, previously spent four seasons as the boys basketball coach at Kent City (Mich.) High School. He also coached football for three years at Kent City, where one of his players included former FSU assistant coach and player Cory Anderson, along with Evart.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Schlump participated in football, basketball and baseball during his prep career at Ida (Mich.) High School. He earned a degree in social work from FSU in 1982 after graduating from IHS in 1977.
Schlump presently resides in Cedar Springs along with his wife, Teresea. The couple has three children, Josh, Elyse and Dan. His son, Josh, is a FSU graduate and was a member of the 2005-06 Bulldog men’s basketball squad. Elyse played collegiatehoops at both Concordia (Mich.) and fellow GLIAC-member Tiffin and is currently on the staff at Marist University.