Chandelle Schulte, who surpassed 300 collegiate victories in 2006, begins her fifth year at the University of Wisconsin. She is just the second coach in program history.
Schulte (pronounced "SCHUL-tee") guided UW to a 27-20 record in 2007. Schulte's carrer record at Wisconsin is 79-112, while her career record as a head coach sits at 361-335 (.519).
Five wins in six games during early season tournament play marked the 2009 squad's best performance of the season. The Badgers won their last two games of the Bama Bash and then won three of their first four at the New Mexico Invitational.
The 2008 season was marked with six weekend tournaments in which the Badgers turned out a 10-21 record while winning 3-of-5 games at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas.
In 2007, the team set a school record for on-base percentage with a mark of .361. Schulte also oversaw two player milestones during the year. Katie Hnatyk set the school record for career home runs on Feb. 23 and totaled 30 for her career. Hnatyk was also named to the All-Mideast region second team. Samantha Polito was named first-team All-Mideast, becoming the first Badger to do so since 2000, and was also named third-team All-Big Ten.
Schulte led Wisconsin to a 22-win season in 2006 and the program's eighth .500 finish or better in 11 years. She accomplished that feat despite inheriting a team that lost six senior starters from a 2005 squad that sent Wisconsin to its third NCAA tournament birth.
While at UW, Schulte has coached four All-Big Ten team members, six Academic All-Big Ten honorees and won the inaugural UW CHAMPS Cup in 2006, which recognizes all aspects of being a student-athlete.
Before her arrival at Wisconsin, Schulte was the head coach at College of Charleston for four years. There, she led the Cougars to two regular season Southern Conference championships, one conference tournament championship and an NCAA regional appearance. Her overall record in Charleston was 163-82.
In the 2005 season, the Cougars set a school and Southern Conference record with 53 wins. In addition, seven players were named to all-conference teams and Schulte was named SoCon Coach of the Year, her second such honor.
Prior to the College of Charleston, Schulte was a Big South Coach of the Year while turning around the program at Charleston Southern University (1999-2001). In her first year with the Buccaneers, the team went 15-38 but then won 14 more games (29-27) the following season.
During her time at Charleston Southern, where Schulte also was the senior women's administrator, the team boasted the conference freshman of the year, pitcher of the year and registered the highest GPA in program history.
As an assistant coach at Florida State (1996-99), she helped lead the team to two ACC championships and an NCAA regional appearance. Schulte also guided three Seminole players to earn All-American honors.
Schulte began her career as the head coach at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich. (1993-96), where she was WHAC Coach of the Year and took the squad to its first winning record and a runner-up finish in the NCCAA World Series.
A native of Eastpoint, Mich., Schulte earned her bachelor's degree in English literature and language from Eastern Michigan in 1992. She received her master's degree in sports administration from Wayne State (Mich.) in 1996.
Schulte currently resides in Madison.