Date of Birth
May 11th, 1968
Place of Birth
Year after retiring from the professional basketball, in 2003 Schakulin was part of Dynamo Moscow coaching staff, club where he spent most of his career. Following the resignation of Valdemaras Chomičius in November 2003, Schakulin served as an interim head coach, before the new coach Zvi Sherf began his service. In the following season with Dynamo new head coach Valeri Tikhonenko, he was primarily responsible for the youth level and also assisted Yevgeny Paschutin in the Russia Under-20 team when they won the U20 European Championship in 2005, first for the country after the end of the Soviet Union.
Then he worked in Dynamo Moscow Region. Here he served again as an interim head coach in 2007, following head coach Paulauskas resignation in February 2007. Later in the season Dynamo lost in the quarterfinals of the 2006–07 FIBA EuroCup to the Spanish team CB Estudiantes. For the following season the suburb of Moscow Dynamo changed its name to Triumph Lyubertsy, but Schakulin moved to Khimki after team added Kestutis Kemzūra. He served as an assistant coach of the Russian Under-20 team back in 2007 and 2008, where they appeared in the final stages of the tournament, but couldn't repeat the success from 2005.
After Yevgeny Paschutin in 2008 gave up his longtime assistant job in the Russian team CSKA Moscow, Schakulin followed him and became an assistant coach to Ettore Messina. Since 2009, he has been also serving as an assistant coach of the Russian national basketball team. In November 2010, he stepped in as interim head coach until the end of season, after club parted ways with Duško Vujošević due to poor results. Later he signed new two-year contract with an option for third yeat with CSKA, this time as an assistant coach. In July 2014, he parted ways with the team. Over his six-years period in the club, he won 6 Russian Leagues titles, 4 VTB United League titles and also collected 5 Euroleague Final Four participation. During that time, he's been working as an assistant coach with several head coaches including: Ettore Messina, Evgeny Pashutin, Duško Vujošević and Jonas Kazlauskas. In addition, since he was appointed as Russian team assistant coach, Russia took the bronze medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 2011 and at the 2012 Summer Olympics.