Keith accepted Christ at age 6. “Give my parents a lot of credit; they modeled the behavior they talked about,” Salscheider said. “Because of that, when I left home, my faith was my own. It was never something my parents forced us into. We just saw them live it everyday.”
He and wife Colleen were married last Sept. 24.
The Bemidji, Minnesota native is the son of former Bemidji State University coach Karl Salschedier, the career leader in victories among BSU coaches with 147. Keith Salscheider’s younger brothers played at Maranatha, and his younger sister is employed by the College as graphic artist.
Salscheider played college basketball at Liberty University, St. Cloud State University (Minn.) and Christian Heritage College (Calif.), now San Diego Christian College. His professional basketball career included four years in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). He averaged 17 points and shot 45 percent from 3-point range for the Great Falls (Mont.) Explorers in 2007-08.
Salscheider, 32, played professional basketball in Australia, Denmark, and the U.S. from 2003-09. He was an assistant coach for Edgewood College in 2011-12.
Salscheider will also teach as an instructor in the Business Department’s Sport Management major.