The top Division 2 program in New England will have a new coach next season. Chris Shank was hired last week as the new head coach at Southern New Hampshire University, replacing longtime skipper Scott Loiseau.
Shank joined The Base Path Podcast to share his vision for a SNHU program that has been a perennial national championship contender over the last decade.
“It’s really hard to go against anything that Scott did,” Shank said. “Having the amount of success that Southern New Hampshire has had in the last 10 years, I do think that things are going to be really similar as far as how we go about our business. Scott and I are super tight; we’re best friends. We see eye-to-eye on a lot of things as far as recruiting and the players that we’re looking for and developing.”
Shank played with Loiseau at Franklin Pierce under current Dayton coach Jayson King. He then served as an assistant on Loiseau’s SNHU staff from 2009 to 2016 before holding down D3 head coaching positions at New England College (2017-18) and Eastern Nazarene College (2020-23). The SNHU position opened up after Loiseau left to join former BC coach Mike Gambino’s staff at Penn State in July.