Shane Rutledge is a 1991 graduate of Long Beach High School. After high school he attended William Carey where he was fortunate to play baseball under head coach Bobby Halford. Coach Rutledge's first opportunity to work in education came at Harrison Central High School in the late 1990s. There he taught chemistry and coached baseball with the legendary Pat Olmi. He also coached football during his time at HCHS. In 2009 He would be reunited with his former high school coach Mark Ross when Rutledge began serving as an assistant coach at LBHS. He would become head baseball coach upon Ross's retirement just a few years later. In 2019 Rutledge would step away from Coaching to take on a new role in school administration. Shane Rutledge is married to Cassie (Smith) Rutledge of Necaise Crossing. Cassie is the administrative assistant for LBSD student services. They have two children, Leslie and Ben.