Chris Shumate
Chris  Shumate

Director of Student-Athlete Development

Alma Mater:
Murray State

Chris Shumate has been a member of the University of Cincinnati basketball staff since the start of the 2007-08 campaign serving two seasons as the director of basketball operations before becoming the director of student-athlete development in 2009.

Shumate coordinates many of the program's daily operations including academics and gameday preparation.

Prior to joining the Bearcats' staff, Shumate played two years of professional basketball in New Mexico and Arkansas in the NBA Developmental League.

A former player for Mick Cronin at Murray State University, Shumate climbed to 24th position on the Racers all-time scoring list with 1,207 points. As a senior and team captain in 2004, Shumate helped lead Murray State to a 28-6 mark overall and an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship, while earning second team all-league honors. He graduated from Murray State with a bachelor's degree in business in 2004.

A native of Louisville, Ky., Shumate attended Male High School where he was named a McDonald's All-America nominee and finished his career as the sixth all-time leading scorer in school history.

Shumate is married to his wife, Meredith. The couple lives in Independence, Ky., with their daughters, Addison and Chloe and son Gates.