(7-27-21) Last night at a special Parkway Board of Education meeting they named Neil Schaffner as the new head baseball coach. He replaces Luke Clouse who stepped down in June. Schaffner was also hired as a Teacher’s Aide.
Schaffner, a native of Willshire, is a graduate of Parkway and was named All-Ohio in Baseball during his senior year. He was the Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year in Baseball in 1987. Neil earned First Team All-MAC honors in Baseball during his junior and senior seasons. He was a member of the 1987 State Championship Team and the 1985 MAC Championship Team in Baseball. In 2014 he was named to the Parkway Athletic Hall of Fame.
While playing at Parkway he held several records including most hits in a season (44), highest batting average in a season (.575) most stolen bases in a season (34) and career (62), and most runs scored in a season (41)
He played at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. While there, Schaffner played baseball from 1991-1993 and helped his school to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) regional finals during junior and senior seasons.
While playing for Union College, Neil was named to the all-conference team twice, led the Bulldogs in RBIs for all three seasons and sits within the top-five for home runs in school history. Schaffner graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Union in 1994 and with a master’s degree in physical education in 1998.