Jake Shellenberger is currently in his third season at the helm of the Liberty University Women's Swim Team. Hired to start the Lady Flames brand new program in 2009, Jake has helped build a winner. This year's squad placed second at the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Conference Championship meet for the second consecutive year, and also qualified their second different NCAA qualifier in as many years. The 2012 CCSA Coach of the Year, Jake has trained 2 different NCAA individual qualifiers and 7 different student-athletes to NCAA "B" cuts in just three years in Lynchburg.
Jake got his college coaching start as the head coach at Millersville University before spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Penn State University in State College, PA. At PSU Jake coached 15 NCAA qualifiers, 13 school record holders, eight NCAA All-America honorable-mention performers, two Olympic Trials finalists, two NCAA All-Americans and the Nittany Lion’s first-ever individual national champion (Pat Schirk/2008 national champion in the men’s 200y backstroke).
Also while at Penn State Shellenberger had the opportunity to volunteer coach at the University of Arizona during the summer of 2007 and was mentored by U of A head coach and U.S. Olympic Coach Frank Busch and Arizona's world renowned sprint coach Rick DeMont.
Prior to joining the college ranks Jake coached U.S.A. Club swimming and summer league swimming for 5 years, teaching technique, speed, and endurance development to athletes ages 4 to 18.
A former Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.), Shellenberger also has an extensive background in strength and conditioning and athletic development and wrote and conducted dryland and general athletic improvement programs for his athletes at Penn State and the U.S.A. club and summer league programs he coached.