Dick Schultz


Dick graduated from Lakeland High in 1964 where he lettered three years in football, basketball, baseball and track. He was voted all-state in football and qualified for state in the high jump. Following graduation, he walked on to play basketball at North Idaho College and was captain of the team his second year when the club went 26-2-1. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard averaged 15 points per game and led the team to the regional title. He was named co-captain of the All-West Region Junior College Team.

He also played shortstop on the NIC baseball team and excelled in the javelin, triple jump and high jump in track.

After NIC, Dick played basketball for two seasons for legendary coaches Marv Harshman and Jud Heathcote at WSU where the team finished second to UCLA in the Pac-8 standings. After his senior year, he still had one year of eligibility remaining and decided to play on the Cougar football team where as a defensive back he led the club in interceptions.

Dick later went on to coach and teach 35 years at the high school level, winning a state football title in 1980. He retired in 2004.

Dick’s 1962 football team and his 1965 NIC basketball team were both honored by the North Idaho Hall of Fame as Team of the Year for those seasons.

Dick was a charter inductee into the Lakeland High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013 and also was inducted into the NIC Hall of Fame in 2015.

Dick and his wife, Rhonda, have a daughter Michell and a son Jeff, along with four grandchildren.

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