Coach Shulman joined Eastern Florida in 2010 and has revitalized the program, winning 118 games in his five-year tenure, including 79 games in the last three seasons (26 in 2012-13, 24 in 2013-14 and 29 in 2014-15, tying the school record). He won 21 games in 2011-2012 and 18 games in 2010-2011, the most since 2000.
The 2014-15 Titans won their third consecutive Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference Championship, and in 2012-13 and 2014-15 advanced to the championship game of the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA tournament, losing both times to the eventual national champion, the College of Central Florida in 2013 and Northwest Florida in 2015. The Titans have advanced to the region tournament in four of Shulman’s five seasons and in 2015 advanced to the NJCAA Men’s Division I National Championship tournament for the first time since 2000. They finished the season ranked sixth nationally.
The 2014-15 Titans produced eight All-Southern Conference players with four - sophomores Kyle Meyer, Payton Hulsey and Demetrius McReynolds and freshman Djordje Beronja - receiving first-team honors. Named to the second team was sophomore Jermohn Queen. Receiving honorable mention were freshmen Daishon Smith and Marcus Barham and sophomore Landus Anderson.
Shulman was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15. Sophomores Addison Spruill, Torrance Rowe and Meyer received Conference Player of the Year honors in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively. Meyer also was an all-state honoree. Nineteen players in Shulman’s previous three years have moved on to play Division I college basketball.
In 2013-14, the Titans won 24 games, and their second consecutive Southern Conference Championship, advancing to the FCSAA State Tournament for the third time in four seasons. It was also the Titans first back-to-back state appearances in 30 years. Seven players earned All-Conference honors, and three received First-Team All-Conference recognition: Torrance Rowe, Demetrius McReynolds, and Mike Kirkland. Rowe was named Conference Player of the Year.
In 2012-13, the Titans won 26 games, and their first Southern Conference Championship in 13 years. The Titans advanced to the state championship game, losing to the eventual national champion, College of Central Florida, by five points. Six players received All-Conference honors, with Addison Spruill, Nyles Evans, Gary Gaskins, and Jure Gunjina each being named to First Team All-Conference. Spruill was named Conference Player of the Year.
In 2011-2012 the Titans won 21 games, the most since 2000. All eight of Shulman's sophomores from his first recruiting class graduated with degrees, with six receiving NCAA Division I scholarships. Shulman recruited and developed five All-Conference players in his second year: D'Montre Edwards, Cameron Solomon, Ellis Young, Addison Spruill and Nyles Evans.
Shulman's first year also was successful. The Titans won 18 games and qualified for the FCCAA state tournament by winning the Southern Conference Tournament championship. The state tournament appearance was the team's first in 11 years. Shulman had four All-Conference players in his first year: D'Montre Edwards, Ralph Williams, Louis Adams and Isaac Lang.
Turning around programs is nothing new for Coach Shulman. With more than a decade's worth of experience as a highly motivated and respected AAU coach, Shulman also was instrumental in the resurgence of East Mississippi Community College. Capped by that program's first NJCAA Tournament appearance and first-ever MACJC North Division regular-season title, Shulman played a major role in EMCC's recent three-year composite record of 55-32. Following steady improvement in overall records of 11-14 in 2007-08 to 17-11 a year later, the East Mississippi men's basketball program continued its emergence onto the national scene with a history-making 27-7 campaign in 2009. On the heels of semifinal-round state and regional tournament showings the year prior, the 2009-10 Lions punched the school's first-ever ticket to the men's national tournament in Kansas by capturing the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament title.
Shulman arrived on the EMCC campus in 2007 in the midst of a successful affiliation as head basketball coach and program director of the Tennessee-based Midstate Ballerz AAU basketball club. During the past 12 years, the Ballerz program, under Shulman's direction, collected three national top-12 finishes, including a national fourth-place effort in 2005, and three state championships. Shulman posted 415 wins during his stretch as head coach and helped compile more than 800 victories for the program overall, including a program-record 43 wins in 2007.
The Ballerz AAU program has produced 60 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I scholarship players and 126 players who have received college basketball scholarships. Among those standout collegiate players groomed by Shulman in the Ballerz program have been 2010 NBA draft pick Jarvis Varnado of Mississippi State as well as former MSU standout Barry Stewart. More recently, 2007-08 McDonald's All-American Scotty Hopson is a junior at the University of Tennessee and is joined on the Vols' roster by Ballerz alum Skylar McBee. Other former Midstate Ballerz standouts who are either currently competing or have recently competed for NCAA Division I programs include Reginald Delk (Louisville), Richard Delk (Troy), Courtney Pigram (East Tennessee State), Nicchaeus Doaks (Chattanooga), Tyshwan Edmunson (St. John's), Tyrone Caldwell (Austin Peay), Xavier Hansbro (Georgia State), and Nathan Parker (Wofford).
A native of Nashville, Tenn., Shulman earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a double minor in athletic coaching and psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003. He played high school basketball at Nashville's University School.