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Shumate to Lead Norfolk State Baseball

NORFOLK, Va.
Norfolk State Director of Athletics Marty L. Miller announced last week that head baseball coach Claudell Clark has resigned to pursue another career opportunity. Miller also announced that assistant coach Keith Shumate has been selected to serve as interim head coach.

In 13 seasons, Clark compiled a 287-332-1 record as head coach of the Spartans and guided the Spartans to the first three MEAC Northern Division titles in school history from 2015 to 2017.

Shumate, who was hired to serve as an assistant coach last month, has nearly 20 years of experience as a head coach on the collegiate level. From 1996-2011, Shummate won 304 games as head coach of North Carolina A&T, including a MEAC title and NCAA regional berth in 2005 and a program-record 31 wins in 2010.

Following his stint at N.C. A&T, Shumate was head coach from 2013-15 at Louisburg College in North Carolina, where he helped the Hurricanes junior college program to a first-place regular-season conference finish in 2013 and to a runner-up finish in the Region X Tournament in 2014.

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