Carlin Shoemaker begins his fifth season on the Gustavus football coaching staff in 2016, serving as the team’s co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, and recruiting coordinator.
A 2003 graduate of Bethel High School in Spanaway, Washington, Shoemaker brings an extensive offensive background to the Gustavus coaching staff. A native of Graham, Washington, Shoemaker completed his undergraduate studies in the spring of 2007, earning a degree in psychology from Kenyon College. While at Kenyon, Shoemaker went on to have one of the best careers in the history of Lords football. A two-time captain in 2006 and 2007, Carlin made a total of 239 catches for 3,000 yards with 18 receiving touchdowns over his four-year career. His 239 receptions ranks second all-time at Kenyon, while his total yards mark ranks third. To go along with his offensive production, he is also the programs top kick returner, recording 93 returns for 1,873 yards. A three-time All North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) performer in 2004, 2006, and 2007, Carlin concluded his career by being named the team’s MVP his senior season. In addition to his career on the football field, Shoemaker also competed on the Kenyon baseball team, earning All-Conference honors once as the Lords’ second baseman.
Following his playing career at Kenyon, Shoemaker served as a graduate assistant coach at St. Cloud State University from 2008-10. While on staff at St. Cloud State, he served as the wide receivers coach. With his masters in sports management on the way, Shoemaker made his way into the MIAC with Carleton College in 2010 where he served as the quarterbacks coach. After a year in Northfield and prior to taking the job at Gustavus, he took a position as the co-offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Kenyon, for the 2011 season
Carlin currently resides in St. Peter with his wife, Courtney.