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Barry Shollenberger

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Barry Shollenberger
Biographical details
Born1941 (1941)
Playing career
1962Waterloo Hawks
1963Rocky Mount Leafs
1965Tampa Tarpons
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976Middle Georgia Junior College
1977-79Western Kentucky
Accomplishments and honors
Baseball America College Coach of the Year (1983)

Barry John Shollenberger (born 1941) is a retired American baseball head coach. During his career, Shollenberger was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Technical High School from 1965 to 1973 before moving to college baseball. As a college baseball coach, Shollenberger started out with Western Kentucky University from 1977 to 1979. After 77 wins, 64 losses and 3 ties with Western Kentucky, Shollenberger joined the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team in 1980. With Alabama, Shollenberger remained as their coach until and amassed 487 wins, 334 losses and 1 tie. During this time period, Shollenberger was the 1983 Baseball America College Coach of the Year. Apart from coaching, Shollenberger was a minor league pitcher from 1961 to 1965.

Early life and education

In 1941, Shollenberger was born in Pennsylvania.[1] For his post-secondary education, he first earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1965 from Moravian College. Throughout the 1970s, Shollenberger completed a Master of Arts at Western Washington University and a Doctor of Education at the University of Alabama.[2]


Shollenberger began his baseball career as a minor league pitcher in 1961. He started with the Waterloo Hawks before moving to the Rocky Mount Leafs and Tampa Tarpons in the 1960s. After tendinopathy forced Shollenberger to end his pitching career in 1965, he had a career total of seventeen wins and fifteen losses.[1] Shollenberger switched to coaching when he became the head baseball coach at the Brewster Technical High School in 1965. Outside of baseball, he was a defensive football coach for Tampa Bay before his promotion to head coach in 1970. He remained in his head coaching positions until 1973.[3][4]

In 1974, Shollenberger went to the University of Alabama to become an assistant baseball coach. He stayed as assistant coach until 1976 when he resumed his head coach career with the Middle Georgia Junior College baseball team.[2] After the 1976 season, Shollenberger obtained a head baseball coach position with Western Kentucky University in 1977 and stayed as their head coach until 1979.[5] With the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers baseball team, Shollenberger had 77 wins, 64 losses and 3 ties.[6] In 1980, Shollenberger became the baseball coach for the University of Alabama. He remained with the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team until his retirement in 1994 with an overall record of 487 wins, 334 losses and 1 tie.[7][8]


Shollenberger was named Baseball America College Coach of the Year in 1983 as the University of Alabama's head coach.[9]


  1. ^ a b "It's like coming home". Anniston Star. 8 June 1979. p. 4B.
  2. ^ a b "UA19/17/1/1 Baseball Media Guide" (Press release). WKU Athletic Media Relations. 1979. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  3. ^ Croft, Tom (3 December 1970). "Thompson leaving grid post at Tech". Tampa Times. p. 13-C.
  4. ^ "Shollenberger Leaves Titans". Tampa Tribune. 1 June 1973. p. 10C.
  5. ^ Harrison, Lowell H. (1987). Western Kentucky University. University Press of Kentucky. p. 228. ISBN 0813116201. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Hilltopper Baseball 2020 Media Guide" (PDF). Western Kentucky University. February 3, 2020. p. 107. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  7. ^ Thompson, Alex; Monier, Genevieve; Wynn, Jordan. "Alabama Baseball 2020 Media Guide" (PDF). The University of Alabama. pp. 103, 105. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  8. ^ "LSU wary before tourney starts up". Enterprise-Journal. 18 May 1994. p. 6.
  9. ^ "Baseball America Awards". Baseball America. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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