Cam Schuknecht

Faculty/Staff profile

Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 
(402) 465-2538
Office: 
Weary Center 217
Background: 

Cam Schuknecht completed his eighth season as Nebraska Wesleyan’s head basketball coach and tenth season with the program. He was the assistant coach for the Prairie Wolves for two seasons before taking over as the head coach prior to the 2006-07 season.

Nebraska Wesleyan finished the 2013-14 season with an overall record of 15-11, placing 5th in the GPAC. This was the highest win total and conference finish since 2000-01. To finish the season, NWU ranked nationally in the following NAIA statistical categories: 1st in Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.760), 4th in Turnover Margin (4.115), 8th in Field Goal Pct (0.496), and 14th in Assists per Game (16.385). Schuknecht currently holds an overall record of 32-20 against NCAA Division III opponents, including a 10-1 record the last three years.

NWU finished the 2012-13 season with an overall record of 13-12. During the 2011-12 season, NWU finished 6th in the conference and qualified for the GPAC tournament for the first time in school history (first year of NAIA competition).

The PrairieWolves have also performed well in the classroom. Two NWU basketball players have been honored as CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-Americans the last three years. Andy Schweitzer was named First Team Academic All-American in 2011-12 and Trevor Johnson received Third Team Academic All-America honors in 2012-13 and First Team honors in 2013-14.

Before arriving at NWU, Schuknecht served as the assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In 2002-03, he was an assistant coach at Wartburg College, where he helped the Knights post a 21-7 record. Schuknecht played at Wartburg from 1993-98 and was a two-year co-captain.

After graduation, Schuknecht was hired as an assistant coach at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, KS, from 1999-2001. In 2000-01, Saint Mary won the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) regular season championship and finished in the Sweet 16 of the national tournament. This was the first conference championship and national tournament appearance in school history. The 2000-01 team ranked as high as #17 nationally. In 2001, he was promoted to head coach and guided the Spires to a third-place finish in the KCAC. His team also received votes in the NAIA national poll for eight consecutive weeks.

Schuknecht received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Wartburg in 1998 and his master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Kansas in 2001.

Schuknecht is married to Sarah Ahrens and they have a son, Garrett.