Hall of Fame Inductees, Alphabetically by Last Name Bob Schnitzler – Battle Creek

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Coach. The three-sport athlete in both high school and college came to Battle Creek in 1962 and the rest is history.  His football teams won 293 games with 89 losses.  They qualified for the state playoffs 16 times, winning four championships and runners-up five times. He coached the boys track team to four state championships, twice state runners-up, 20 district championships and 169 invitational championships.  Bob took on the job of girl’s basketball coach in 1974 and amassed a record of 485 wins and 83 losses.  His girls made 18 trips to the state tournament winning it five times and runners-up three times plus 18 district championship.  Nebraska Coaches Association Level 4 rating on all three sports he has coached.  Nebraska Coaches Association Coach of the Year, Omaha World Herald Coach of the Year, Lincoln Journal Star Girls Basketball Coach of the Year, Mid-State Conference Coach of the Year, and Iowa Siouxland Coach of the Year.  He was nominated no less that five times for National Coach of the Year and received the Region 6 award twice.  He was inducted into the Wayne State College Hall of Fame in 1982.