John Scheinman is now in his 10th year as head men's basketball coach at Plymouth State, and second year back since he took a leave of absence in 2007-08 to work full-time in the PSU Advancement Office.
Scheinman was back on the court in 2008-09, and led the team to a 12-14 record, a four-game improvement over the previous year, and a third place in the Little East Conference after being picked sixth in the preseason poll. Scheinman served eight years as Panther head coach from 1999-2007, guiding the team to a combined 126-69 record with five straight post-season berths from 2002-06.
A 1984 graduate of Marist College, Scheinman earned his Master's degree from Keene State in 1988. He was an assistant at KSC from 1984-89 and Fairleigh Dickinson from 1989-91 before spending five years at St. Joseph's (Maine). That stint included four years as an assistant and one season as head coach (1992-93), when the Monks posted a 22-7 record.
Scheinman took over as head coach at New England College in 1996-97, guiding the Pilgrims to a 12-13 record in his first season. He followed with successive years of 17-8 and 14-11, the first back-to-back winning seasons at NEC in 15 years.
Plymouth State earned ECAC post-season berths in 2002, 2003 and 2005 under Scheinman, and an NCAA Tournament bid in 2004. PSU posted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in school history from 2002-04. Scheinman's career head coaching record, which includes one year at St. Joseph's, three years at New England College and nine seasons at PSU, is 213-138.
Scheinman, who is very active in the Plymouth community, received the Doggie Julian Award in 2002 from the New England Basketball Coaches Association.
Scheinman and his wife Susan have three children - Aaron, Jacob, and Sarah. The Scheinmans are founders of Jacob's Bridge Through Autism, an organization that provides assistance and raises awareness for families with children that have autism.