John Henry Shumate (born April 6, 1952) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach.
|Born||April 6, 1952|
Greenville, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Thomas Jefferson|
(Elizabeth, New Jersey)
|College||Notre Dame (1971–1974)|
|NBA draft||1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1980||San Antonio Spurs|
|1995–1998||Toronto Raptors (assistant)|
|2009–2010||Phoenix Suns (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||3,920 (12.3 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,388 (7.5 rpg)|
|Assists||574 (1.8 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'9" forward/center from the University of Notre Dame, Shumate played five seasons (1975–1978; 1979–1981) in the NBA as a member of the Phoenix Suns, Buffalo Braves, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Seattle SuperSonics. He earned NBA All-Rookie Team honors in his first season after averaging 11.3 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game. Over the course of his career, Shumate averaged 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds.
Shumate later coached for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs and the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. He also appeared in a series of basketball training videos. In the summer of 2009 he was named as an assistant coach of the Phoenix Suns.
These former assistants to Shumate later became head coaches:
- Dave Hammer: Aquinas (MI) (2003–present)
- Jerry Kassin: Western Oklahoma State JC (women's, 2012–present), various other junior college positions
- Dick Lien: Siemens Gent (1998–1999); Denmark (2000); Saudi Arabia (2001–2002)
- Ray Martin: LIU Brooklyn (1998–2001)
- Clifton McNeely: Austin Westlake HS (1995–2005); The Woodlands College Park HS (2005–present)
- Jimmy Tubbs: SMU (2004–2006)
- Dennis Wolff: Boston University (men's, 1994–2009); Virginia Tech (women's, 2011–present)
Head coaching recordEdit
|Grand Canyon Antelopes (NAIA District VII) (1983–1986)|
|SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1988–1995)|
|1992–93||SMU||20–8||12–2||1st||NCAA First Round|
Postseason invitational champion
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win–loss %|
|Playoffs||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win–loss %|
|Phoenix||2003||34||8||26||.235||7th in Western||–||–||–||–|
- Viggiano, Bob. "Wilson hoops great Sullinger, 58, dies", Courier-Post, December 10, 2010. Accessed October 24, 2015. "The team's toughest test came in the state semifinals, when it went up against Thomas Jefferson of Elizabeth with John Shumate, who later starred at Notre Dame."
- "John Sumate Stats". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
- http://www.howtosports.com/basketball.php Archived 2007-06-21 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Shumate named assistant coach of Phoenix Suns". Sports.gaeatimes.com. 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
- "Men's basketball". Aquinas College. Archived from the original on 2014-03-09.
- "Former SMU Coach Jimmy Tubbs Passes Away". SMU Mustangs. May 9, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2015.