4 Chip Schaffner
4 - Chip Schaffner
Title: Assistant Baseball Coach
Phone: 276-944-6239
Email: jschaffner@ehc.edu
Year: Eighth Year at E&H
Alma Mater: Phoenix, 2008

Chip Schaffner is in his eighth year as an Assistant Baseball Coach at Emory & Henry College. His primary responsibilities are with the Wasps’ pitchers and in recruiting. Schaffner comes to Emory with over two decades of baseball experience, including 13 at the NCAA Division I level.

During the summer of 2013, Schaffner was the manager of the Dayton Docs of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, a summer wood-bat league for college players. He led the Docs to a fifth-place finish and berth in the GLSCL Playoffs with five players earning all-league honors.

Before coaching at E&H, Schaffner served for three years in a similar role at Mars Hill College in North Carolina. While with the Lions, the team received its first ABCA National Ranking in school history. Prior to his stint at Mars Hill, he was the pitching coach at Radford University from 2005-07.

Schaffner coached for three years at the University of Virginia (2001-03) where he was also the travel and finance coordinator and the BIV Camp Coordinator. In 2003, the Cavaliers’ pitching staff finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 11th in NCAA Division I for lowest ERA.

For the 1999-00 season, Schaffner was the pitching coach and head recruiter at Georgetown College in Kentucky. Before that, he spent seven seasons at Wright State University. From 1987-90 and 1992-94, Schaffner was the Assistant Baseball Coach and served as an Adjunct Instructor in WSU’s Physical Education Department. He oversaw the weight training program, coached the infielders, taught base-running in addition to administrative duties.

Schaffner has signed and coached with several former and current Major League Baseball players during his collegiate career. The list includes Brian Anderson, Keith Gordon, Rick White, Joe Koshansky, Mark Reynolds and Ryan Zimmerman.

Off the field, Schaffner has built an impressive résumé of service with young people. While working for Radford, he was a manager at the Peters Hall Recreational Center. He was also a co-coordinator of the Paul O’Neil Baseball Camp from 1991-92. Also in 1991 and 1992, Schaffner served as a counselor of troubled youth at the George Foster Home in Dayton, Ohio and coordinated the George Foster Baseball Camp for eight years (1993-00). Schaffner also worked as an assistant school teacher at Thomas Edison School in Van Wert, Ohio for four years (1980-84).  

In addition to community service, Schaffner served his country in the United States Army and the Army National Guard. While in the Army from 1984-86, he received the following awards: the Expert Infantry Badge, the Army Acheivement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and an Expert Infantry Badge from the West German Army.

While in the Ohio National Guard from 1986-92, Schaffner was awarded two Army Achievement Medals, Jump Wings, Air Assault Wings and a Good Conduct Medal. He was named Noncommissioned Officer of the Year in 1991.

Schaffner played college baseball at Michigan State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 2008.