Marty Scherr was hired as Roosevelt University's first-ever head men's golf coach on September 1, 2011. Scheer is no stranger to the Lakers Athletic program, though, having served for one year as department's Coordinator of Compliance and Eligibility, while also aiding the women's basketball squad as a volunteer assistant coach.
Scherr brings a wealth of experience to the program having coached student-athletes for over 20 years at all levels, including most recently as the sophomore girls basketball coach at York High School in 2009-10. He also is familiar with coaching in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference having spent two seasons (2003-05) on the sidelines as an assistant coach at St. Francis University in Joliet, Ill.
A lifelong golfer, Scherr still takes to the links to compete in CDGA Senior Events, while taking part in numerous other local tournaments.
Scherr spent almost 10 years coaching women's basketball at the AAU level. He started the first girls travel team in Glen Ellyn, Ill., in 1991, serving as the director and head coach of the Purple Devils Basketball Club. He then moved on in 1994 to take on an assistant coaching role with the Illinois Hustle, where in two years he helped the squad to back-to-back top 10 finishes at the AAU National Tournament. During the 1998-99 season he took over head coaching duties for the Silver Stars AAU program, leading the team to the ‘Sweet 16' at the AAU National Tournament.
Scherr received both his Bachelor of Arts (1970) and Master of Arts (1975) degrees from the Western Michigan University where he was a member of the baseball team, posting a 12-9 career record as a pitcher including a no-hitter as a senior.