Shouppe came to Florida A&M after spending 21 years as the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Florida State. During his tenure at FSU, Shouppe helped the Seminoles appear in 9 CWS. He took over a FAMU program that was coming off back-to-back 7 win seasons. Now entering his 4th season at FAMU, Coach Shouppe has compiled a record of 80-72 since taking over the helm. No other coach in the MEAC has won more games since his arrival. He has guided the Rattlers to three straight MEAC Southern Division crowns and their 7th Division 1 conference championship, earning a birth to the Gainesville Regional in 2015. This was the program’s first-ever regional appearance. He has been named the MEAC Coach of the Year in two of the three seasons he has been at FAMU (2014&2015) and also has coached two MEAC Player of the Year winners in that of Bennie Robinson (2014) and Dylan Dillard (2016), as well as many other all-conference selections. Most recently in 2016, Coach Shouppe led the Rattlers to a 31-21 record finishing in the top 10 in Division 1 baseball for several offensive categories. Coach Shouppe played college baseball at Wallace State in Alabama for two years before transferring to FSU to finish up his college career. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 8th round of the 1982 draft and played professionally from 1982-1985. From 2012-2014 Coach Shouppe also coached the 18u national team, winning the gold medal all three years.
Bryan Henry, a Tallahassee native, enters his third season with the Rattlers. He is the pitching coach and also assists with the catchers. Since his time at FAMU the pitching staff has finished in the top 3 of many major pitching categories in the MEAC each season. This includes a record setting team ERA of 4.71 in 2015, which was the programs lowest ever. He played collegiately at FSU where he is still the only ever ACC Pitcher of the Year from FSU. Henry was drafted in 2007 in the 12th round where he played 7 seasons in the Diamondbacks organization. Prior to FAMU, Henry played for Team USA in 2010 and coached at FSU for 1 season.
Alec Wong enters his first season with the Florida A&M coaching staff after playing the past 2 seasons for the Rattlers. Wong was a switch-hitting second basemen that won 3 different MEAC Player of the Week honors and was selected to first team all-conference his Sr. season. In 96 career games in the orange and green he committed only 10 errors in over 500 total chances. At one point in 2016, he went a perfect 11-11 at the plate giving him the highest total for consecutive hits by a player in the 2016 season and 3 hits shy of the NCAA D1 all-time record for consecutive hits. Wong will coach the Rattler infielders and hitters. Prior to FAMU, he played two seasons at powerhouse Polk State where he was selected as a 2014 JUCO all-star. Originally from Rockledge, FL, Wong is currently pursuing his MBA.
Anthony Robinson enters his 2nd season with the Rattler program. He coaches the outfielders, base running, and the hitting at FAMU. In 2016, he helped the offense finish top 10 in the nation in several categories including batting avg., runs scored per game, OBP, & HBP. He coached 6 position players to all-conference honors, including outfielder Dylan Dillard to MEAC POY. He played baseball at FAMU, winning the MEAC Freshman of the Year and was also selected all-conference his Sr. season. Robinson is a Tallahassee native and used to coach baseball at Florida High School and Lincoln High School.