Eric Schraeder was a standout player his junior and senior year (1993-1995) at Manual High School in Denver, Colorado. Eric was an all-league player for three years during high school. In his senior season, Eric was voted second team all-state in Colorado.
After high school, Eric attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. During his time at St. Mary’s, Eric was a member of the academic All-Conference team all 4 years that he was there. In his junior and senior seasons, Eric was selected as an all-conference player in the West Coach Conference. Averaging 20 points and 6 rebounds per game and shooting an impressive 43% from three and 82% from the free throw line in his senior season, Eric led his team in almost every major category while being voted the West Coast Conference Player of the Year. Also in his senior season, Eric was an Academic All-American.
After St. Mary’s, Eric went on to play professionally for a little over 4 years. Eric played his first professional season with the Las Vegas Silver Bandits of the International Basketball League (IBL). From there, Eric went on to play for the Sodertalje Kings in the Swedish professional league. Eric then went on to play in the German Bundesliga for his final two professional seasons playing for the Frankfurt Opel Skyliners and Brandt Hagan. Eric also spent time with the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs in training camps.
Eric is the son of Rick and Pat Schraeder. His dad has been a high school math teacher and high school basketball coach for over 40 years in the Denver area. His brother, Brett, was a West Region All-American at Whittier College (CA) while playing goalie for the soccer team. His brother, Ross, was a standout player at UC Irvine and European professional. His sister, Amie, earned a volleyball scholarship to the University of Houston. She finished her career at Regis University in Denver setting numerous school records and leading her team to a national division 2 Final Four appearance in her junior season. Eric and his wife Nicole have three kids, Ava, Max and Mia. In addition to coaching camps, clinics and youth teams in Europe, Colorado and California over the last 20 years, Eric currently coaches his own kids in local youth leagues while also serving as the assistant basketball coach at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills.