Schunzel, a St. Louis, Mo., native, came to Purdue after serving as an assistant coach at Muncie Central High School for two years and as a club coach in Muncie and in St. Louis over the last few years.
Schunzel was the starting setter during all four years of his time with the men's volleyball team at Ball State. While acting as team captain from 2002 to 2004, he garnered numerous individual honors, including second-team All-America accolades as a senior and honorable mention All-America honors his junior year. After earning second-team all-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) honors as a freshman, Schunzel finished his career with three-straight first team all-league accolades.
After graduating from Ball State in 2004, Schunzel went to Europe and played professionally for the VfB Friedrichshafen Club in Germany.
The St. Louis University High School alumni got his start in coaching as an assistant coach with the Kaepa St. Louis High Performance Boys Volleyball Club, for which he worked from 2001 to 2004. In 2002, his 18-and-under team placed second in the nation. He also was head coach for the 16, 18-and-under summer developmental teams in 2003-2004.
During that same time period, Schunzel was an assistant coach with the Asics Munciana Volleyball Club. In 2001-02, he helped guide the 16-and-under team to a fifth-place national finish. In 2002-03, his 14-and-under squad also finished fifth in the nation. In 2003-04, Schunzel worked with the 18-and-under team.
In 2002, Schunzel first joined forces with Purdue head coach Dave Shondell, then the head coach at Muncie Central High School. Schunzel was an assistant coach on Shondell's 2002 Indiana State Champion team. He then helped new head coach Wes Lyons' squad to a state runner-up finish in 2003.
Through the years, Schunzel has worked at numerous volleyball camps across the Midwest. From 2000-2002, he helped with both boys and girls camps at Ball State. From 2001-2004, he worked at Missouri Baptist University's camps for boys and girls. Last year, he helped at both the Purdue and Notre Dame summer camps.
Schunzel graduated from Ball State in May of 2004 with a bachelor of science in biology.