Dr. Scott Schaake was raised on a cow-calf ranch/row crop operation near Lawrence Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Industry. He earned his M.S. at Clemson University and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, specializing in the area of Meat Science.
Currently he serves as the coach of the Livestock Judging Team. His teams have won five National Championships during his tenure as a coach at Kansas State University. Besides coaching, he is involved with teaching Introductory Animal Science Lab, Livestock and Meat Evaluation, Form and Function of Livestock and Principles of Livestock Selection. In addition to his teaching responsibilities he advises 30-40 undergraduate students each year. Dr. Schaake has an 80% Teaching appointment and 20% Extension appointment.
Dr. Schaake has judged livestock shows in 32 states, Canada, South America and Mexico. His personal interest includes all types of sports, hunting, fishing and attending his sons' sporting events. His family includes wife, Kandi, and sons Shane and Shilo.