Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame


Bill Schuchardt , 1972
Class of 2007

Bill Schuchardt was a 1972 honors graduate of Missouri Valley College.  During his undergraduate years he was a 4-year starter for coach, Ken Gibler and played offensive guard during his first two years and moved to the defensive side of the ball during his last two years.  He was selected as All MCAU, All HAAC and All District linebacker.  Bill was named Outstanding Defensive Back in the 1970 and 1971 football seasons, sharing that honor with teammate and Hall of Famer Phil Willard.  In the 1971 Mineral Water Bowl, Bill was recognized as the Outstanding Tackler of the game.  Bill’s class had the distinction of winning the last MCAU championship and the first HAAC championship.  While at Valley, he was a member of the V-Club and Sigma Nu social fraternity.  After Valley, Bill earned a Master’s Degree from Indiana State University. 

Bill’s coaching career started at St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis where he was the Defensive Coordinator in football and the Head Track coach.  From 1981 to present, he has been the Head Football coach and Athletic Director at Salem high School where he has amassed a record of 218-66.  This 26-year span has earned the Salem Tigers 14 SCA Championships, 11 District Championships, 5 Final Four appearances and 2 trips to the Show Me Bowl.  Hill has received many honors over the past 26 years:  SCA coach of the year, Southwest Missouri Coach of the year, and Southeast Region Coach of the year.  In 2002 he was named to the Missouri Football Coaches Hall of Fame.  Coach Schuchardt has served on the MSHSAA Football and Coaches Advisory Boards.  Bill has been married for 29 years to his wife Karen and they have two sons Jeff and Joe who are both coaching football.