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John Shulman talks to McCallie basketball players during a home game in the 2017-18 season, his last as head coach of the Blue Tornado. After winning 100 games in his four seasons as coach of the Blue Tornado, Shulman resigned. Now the former UTC coach is returning to the college ranks to head up the program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and McCallie School coach John Shulman was announced Friday as the men's basketball coach at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where his son Max was a redshirt freshman this past season.

UAH is in NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference with Lee University.

Shulman succeeds Lennie Acuff, who left to coach at Division I member Lipscomb, where another Shulman son, Tanner, is headed this year.

"John Shulman is a successful veteran coach and winner, and we are elated to welcome him as our next head men's basketball coach," UAH athletic director E.J. Brophy said in the announcement release. "His experiences in Chattanooga and several other stops make him ideal for the task of continuing our basketball excellence here in Huntsville."

"I am honored and humbled to be named head men's basketball coach at UAH and so excited to get started," Shulman said. " I am honored to carry on the Lennie Acuff legacy and the UAH way of winning and producing great young men that make UAH and the Huntsville community proud."

Shulman was the UTC men's basketball team's head coach from 2004 to 2013 after two seasons as associate head coach, and his Mocs won two Southern Conference tournaments and were a finalist another time. An East Tennessee State graduate, he was an assistant coach there and at Wofford and Tennessee Tech.

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