Todd Schultze was named the associate head coach for the SIUE women's basketball program in May 2017. He begins his sixth season with the Cougars.
In his five seasons on the sidelines, Schultze and the Cougars have advanced to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. SIUE advanced to the OVC Tournament semifinals for the third consecutive season in 2016-17. During the 2015-16 season, the Cougars featured OVC Player of the Year Shronda Butts. Schultze also coached SIUE's post players, helping guide senior Raven Warford to becoming the second player in school history with 100 career blocks.
He has helped guide five All-Conference selections and three members of the OVC All-Newcomer team. He helped the development of 2013-14 first team All-OVC pick Raven Berry, who set career school records for rebounds (1,040), rebounding average (8.8), and offensive rebounds (480). Schultze also was a major influence on center Raven Warford, who enters her senior season as No. 2 on the all-time blocks list with 78.
Schultze returned to the Midwest after spending one season as the head assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. He served as the recruiting coordinator as well as game and practice coordinator.
He previously spent 11 seasons as an assistant women's basketball coach and kinesiology instructor at Western Illinois. Schultze was instrumental in coaching WIU's Sadie Webb to Summit League Newcomer of the Year honors as well as a spot on the 2010-11 All-Newcomer team. His duties at WIU included recruiting, scheduling, and game preparation.
During his tenure at Western Illinois, Schultze helped the Leathernecks develop 17 all-Summit League selections, including three Players of the Year. He also oversaw two Summit League Defensive Players of the Year. While at WIU, Schulze helped the Leathernecks to four consecutive Summit League regular-season championships from 2003 to 2006.
He was instrumental in the development of honorable mention WBCA/Kodak All-American Zane Teilane who was drafted by the Detroit Shock in the WNBA Draft. Zane also played in the 2008 Summer Olympics as a member of the Latvia team. Schulze also coached former WIU All-Conference player Tugba Palazoglu who competed at the 2012 London Olympics for Turkey.
Schlutze previously coached at Butler County (Kansas) Community College, Highland (Kansas) Community College, and Ottawa University. While at Butler County, he coached volleyball, men's tennis, women's tennis and served as an assistant for the men's basketball team. While at Highland, he served as an assistant coach for men's basketball. He also was a head coach at Highland from 1997 to 1999. At Ottawa, his basketball teams appeared in the NAIA National Tournament in 1992 and 1994.
A native of Ottawa, Kan., Schultze was a standout prep student-athlete in basketball at track. He was a member of the University of Kansas track and field team, receiving All-Big Eight honors in the pole vault and decathlon events. He was a two-time All-American in track and field at Allen County Community College and also played basketball.
He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at Ottawa University in 1992 and later completed a master's in education with an emphasis in biomechanics, sports administration, and sports psychology at Kansas in 1994.