Don Schafer
Don Schafer
Title: Assistant Baseball Coach
Phone: 304-788-6851

In 2024, Coach Schafer will begin his 25th year at Potomac State College of WVU, having joined Coach Little's staff when Little returned to Potomac State in the fall of 1999. Since then, the duo has been responsible for making Potomac State one of the premiere JUCO baseball programs in the country.

In that time Potomac State has gone 805-363-1 with four trips to the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011.

Schafer works very closely with the Catamount hitters, having produced a .320 batting average over the past twenty seasons, including being in the top 20 in all of NJCAA Division 1 schools twelve of the last fifteen years, including being ranked 5th in 2014 and 6th in 2020. He is also the infield instructor, third-base coach, works with PSC's base runners and is Coordinator for Potomac State's summer and winter baseball camps. Schafer's infielders have had future success after leaving PSC, as twenty-eight have moved on to NCAA Division I programs, and thirteen of his hitters have been named NJCAA All-American: Jake Ellifritz (2000), Morgan Clendenin (2002), Drew Jackson (2002), Justin Jenkins (2003), Jeff Miller (2004), J.T. Osburn (2005), Joe Agreste (2007), Jacke Healey (2008), Gary Williams (2009), Dominick Hayes (2009), Kurtis Voytell (2010), Nate Antone (2011) and Elliott McCummings (2013).

Schafer has produced four winners of the NJCAA Eastern District Rawlings "Big Stick" award that is presented to the leading hitter in the East District.   Jeff Miller (.446 batting average), won the award in 2004. In 2005, J.T. Osburn (.447 batting average) won the award with Jacke Healey (.456 batting average) winning the award in 2008 and Gary Williams (.448 average) winning in 2009.

A 1988 graduate of John Marshall High School in Glen Dale WV, Schafer played his college career at Davis & Elkins College, where he was a four-year letterman. He earned a bachelor's degree in Social Studies Education from D&E and a master's degree from West Virginia University.

Schafer is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Potomac State College.