Thurman Shaetzle is the newest member of the Canisius College men's basketball coaching staff.
Shaetzle, who served as graduate manager with the Golden Griffins in 2016-17 and was a varsity assistant coach at Highland Heights High School in Natrona Heights, Pa. last season, replaced Larry Blunt on coach Reggie Witherspoon's staff. Blunt left last spring for an assistant coaching position at Drake.
Shaetzle comes from a coaching family. His father, Marty, is in his 18th season as head football coach at Mercyhurst College. His wife, Hayley, is the head women's basketball coach at Pitt-Greensburg. Shaetzle is a Mercyhurst graduate and has a masters degree from Canisius. For five seasons he was on the men's basketball staff at Gannon.