2004 Inductee Sam Schubert
Although he is not a native of Bellevue, Sam Schubert has been claimed as a native son for his many accomplishments as a coach and athletic director at Bellevue Senior High School.
Schubert moved to Bellevue in 1964 after one year of teaching experience in the Anthony Wayne School District. At that time, he was asked by his good friend and former teammate, Duane Warns, to teach in Bellevue and take over as junior varsity basketball coach. The decision to come to Bellevue would begin a 32-year relationship between Schubert and his adopted home of Bellevue.
His work ethic and dedication to the athletic program earned Schubert much respect from students, coaches, and peers throughout the area and the Northern Ohio League.
His first teaching assignment was ninth grade science at Bellevue Junior High School. He also served many years as a junior high counselor and was also the junior high athletic director for a short time. He then moved over to the senior high school where he served as athletic director for 14 years full-time until his retirement, and another two years part-time after his retirement.
During his career as athletic director, Schubert served as tournament manager for many football playoff games, baseball tournament games, track invitationals, and wrestling invitationals. He formulated an athletic handbook for all Bellevue head coaches, and worked with and assisted with many Athletic Booster Club projects. Schubert assisted or directed many large-scale projects, including:
- The Lowell Shaffer Memorial Track
- Concession building at BAF Stadium
- Weight roomlwrestling room addition to BHS
- Dugout construction at Peters Park and BHS fields
- Trophy case construction at BHS
- Football visitor seating
- Tennis court construction and maintenance
During Schubert’s coaching career, he was co-varsity track coach for six years from 1965-70; was junior varsity basketball coach for 16 years from 1965-90 under head coaches Duane Warns, Mark Shine, and Lyle Falknor; and was varsity boys basketball coach for four years from 1975-78. His varsity coaching record was 44-33. His teams were sectional champions in both 1976 and 1978, and he was named District VI Basketball Coach of the Year in 1976.
On May 1, 2001, Schubert was honored as a “Friend of Bellevue Schools” for his contributions and dedication to the school system.