Warren Shumate

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Warren Shumate was hired as Barton's first head coach in men's lacrosse in June of 2017. Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year 2020.

In the team's first season 2018-2019, they made the playoffs for Conference Carolinas. Shumate joined the Barton staff after serving for eight seasons as head coach at his alma mater, Gordon College, an NCAA Division III program in Wenham, Mass.

In his first season leading the Fighting Scots, Shumate promptly earned Commonwealth Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors after Gordon went 8-2 in conference play and finished third in the league.

Over his tenure, Shumate coached one Honorable Mention All-American, one Academic All-American, 21 all-conference selections and one conference offensive player of the year.

Before returning to Gordon in 2009, Shumate spent four years teaching and coaching at Wakefield School, three of those as head coach of the varsity boy's lacrosse team.

Shumate was a four-time all-conference player at Gordon, and was twice named all-region. In 2003, he helped the Fighting Scots to their first NCAA tournament appearance, and in 2005, he was named Gordon's Senior Athlete of the Year.

He has been heavily involved in developing young players throughout his head coaching career, both through FCA Lacrosse and his own program, Origin Lacrosse.

Shumate and his wife, Lindsay, have a daughter, Finley, and are expecting twins in the fall.

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