Oklahoma State head basketball coach Brad Underwood rounded out his staff with the addition of Patrick Schulte as the program's video coordinator. Over the past few years, video coordinator has become a select and very valuable position in all sports, but especially college football and basketball.
Schulte previously served as Underwood's video coordinator at Stephen F. Austin for two years, and spent the 2015-16 season as the Director of Video Services for Frank Martin at South Carolina.
A Kansas State alum, Schulte worked under both Martin and Underwood as a student manager for the Wildcats as an undergrad.
"We're elated to have Patrick join us," Underwood said. "Patrick was with me at Stephen F. Austin, and as a former player, he has a tremendous knowledge of the game of basketball. More than that, he has a unique talent in that he's gifted with technology. Between his time at South Carolina and SFA, Patrick has worked closely with nearly every member of this coaching staff, and we feel that having him join us is a big advantage for our program."
Last season, Schulte helped the Gamecocks tie a school record with 25 wins, which included a trip to the second round of the NIT. USC got off to a 15-0 start and posted a 16-3 record at home.
While at Stephen F. Austin, Schulte played a vital role in the Lumberjacks' success and NCAA Tournament runs over the 2013-14 and 2014-15 campaigns. The squad posted a 32-3 record, including an undefeated 18-0 mark in the Southland Conference, while advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in Underwood's first season (2013-14). The 2014-15 campaign saw continued success for the program, when the Lumberjacks posted a 29-5 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's second round.
"I couldn't be more excited to be joining coach Underwood's staff at Oklahoma State," Schulte said. "It's a program rich with tradition in the best basketball conference in the country, and I know firsthand the type of energy that coach Underwood brings to work every day. He's such a passionate person that people gravitate to, and I couldn't be happier to be back on staff with him."
Schulte arrived at SFA after serving as a manager at Kansas State for three seasons, serving as head manager for the 201213 season. He transferred to Kansas State after playing guard at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas. As a freshman, Schulte led the conference in free throw percentage (92.0%) and was second in three point percentage (44.4%) while averaging 8.8 points per game.
A native of Seneca, Kansas, Schulte and his wife Stephanie have one child, Harper, born on Dec. 12, 2015.