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Head Coach Doug Schreiber
Since Doug Schreiber was named Purdue's head baseball coach on May 29, 1998, the Boilermakers have become a major force in the Big Ten Conference and have made big strides on a national level.
In 2008, Purdue
finished second in the Big Ten regular season as the Boilermakers won a school-record 21 conference games.
The Boilermakers also finished second at the Big Ten Tournament, losing a close 3-2 game in the championship round.
This was the third time in the past eight seasons that Schreiber
has led his
Boilermakers to the brink of winning a Big Ten championship.
In both 2005 and 2001, the Boilers finished the regular season in second place, just one win shy of winning the conference title.
2000 team finished the Big Ten season in third place, including a dominating 9-3 mark against the other top three teams in the conference.
believes in playing a challenging non-conference schedule each year against some of the nation's elite baseball programs.
During the past nine years of the Schreiber era, Purdue
has won games against #1 Rice, #2 North Carolina, #6 Alabama, #16 East Carolina, #16 Missouri, #24 Wake Forest
, #24 Notre Dame
and national powers Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt
Two of Schreiber's
Purdue teams have been ranked in the top 25 in the country.
Lindblom became the second highest player drafted under Coach Schreiber, as Chadd Blasko (RHP) was a 1st-round pick of the Chicago Cubs back in 2002.
owns a 285-278 overall record and a 153-144 Big Ten mark.
overall wins rank second in Purdue history, while his
conference victories stand alone in first.
Schreiber is also the first Boilermaker head baseball coach to have both a winning overall and conference record since B.P. Pattison led the Boilers from 1915-1916.
Prior to becoming the head coach at Purdue, Schreiber spent four seasons (1995-98) as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Pat Murphy at Arizona State University.
helped guide Arizona State to the College World Series and the national championship game in 1998.
A year earlier, the Sun Devils finished as regional runners-up to Miami, and were two outs away from going to the College World Series.
recruiting classes at ASU
were ranked No. 1 in 1995 and No. 3 in 1996, and were nationally ranked in 1997 and 1998, as well.
Before going to ASU, Schreiber served as an assistant coach for Murphy at the University of Notre Dame in 1994.
Schreiber began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Pat Quinn at Ball State University for two seasons (1991-92) and spent one year (1993) as an assistant at Butler University.
A native of LaPorte, Ind., Schreiber
was a four-year starter (1983-86) at second base for the Boilermakers.
posted a 120-112-2 mark and established a school-record 37 victories his
senior season when he
was a second-team All-Big Ten selection.
still ranks among Purdue's
career leaders in a variety of categories, including top-six ranking in four categories.
ranks first all-time in walks (132), fourth in runs scored (159), tied for third in games played (220) and tied for sixth in triples (9).
He earned his bachelor of arts degree in communications and has completed some course work towards a master's in education.
played for the Adray Sound of the Detroit Adray Summer League
in 1983, where he
started in the infield alongside future Major Leaguers Barry Larkin (shortstop) and Jim Leyritz (third base).
Schreiber also played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the prestigious Cape Cod League, helping the team win the league championship in the summer of 1985.
Born Aug. 25, 1963, Schreiber is the son of legendary LaPorte High School baseball coach Ken Schreiber, a three-time National Prep Coach of the Year who retired in 1998.
The elder Schreiber guided LaPorte to an Indiana-record seven state championships, including the 1982 season, when Doug was a senior co-captain and starting shortstop.
was also named the recipient of the prestigious L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award presented by the IHSAA following his
team's state championship run.
wife, the former Sarah Piper, reside in Lafayette.