After using wishbone at Salem for 32 years, coach switching to SPREAD!

Bill Schuchardt didn't stay off the football sidelines very long.

Schuchardt, who retired as Salem High School football head coach after 32 years following the 2012 campaign, has accepted an assistant coaching job.

In a SPREAD offense, no less!

Schuchardt and his wife, Karen, purchased a home and moved to the Destin, Fla. area last year.

According to their son, Rolla High School assistant football coach Joe Schuchardt, Bill wanted to get back into coaching in Florida and has accepted an assistant coaching position with South Walton, Fla. High School.

In his long tenure at Salem, Schuchardt featured the run-dominated wishbone offensive formation.

However, according to Joe, he will be a running backs/linebackers coach at South Walton, which will run the spread offense and run a 4-3 defense.

"That's all new to him," Joe said.

Bill Schuchardt had a 255-91 record at Salem, winning 14 SCA championships, 16 district titles and made five state playoff semifinal berths and two Show-Me Bowl appearances. He was inducted into the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002.

Great Lifts
Three local powerlifters have put up more huge numbers in recent events.

Becky Rich set a couple world records May 18 while competing in the USPA Beast of the Bluegrass Meet in Lawrenceburg, Ky.

Rich squatted 314 pounds, benched 231 pounds and deadlifted 336 pounds for a 881-pound total. Her squat broke the all-time record for squat without knee wraps in the women's 123-pound weight class, regardless of federations. Her total also broke the all-time 123-pound raw records both with or without knee wraps on the squat.

On June 15 Dustin Phelps and Jimmy Daniel had impressive totals in the USPA Central States Powerlifting Classic III, held in Blue Springs.

Phelps squatted a whopping 727 pounds while benching 363 pounds and deadlifting 694 pounds for a 1,785-pound elite total and placed him first in the open classic raw division in the 275-pound division.

Classic raw allows knee wraps.

Phelps squat now ranks 16th nationally while his deadlift ranks 42nd and his total 31st for the 275-pound raw class.

Daniel squatted 501 pounds, benched 336 pounds and deadlifted 474 pounds for a 1,311-pound total at the 198-pound classic raw class. That placed him first in the 198-pound open division.

Gresham In Major
Local slow-pitch softball player Randy Gresham continues to have success playing at the game's highest level with the TPS Louisville Slugger Nightmare.

Gresham and the Nightmare finished second in the 25-team USSSA Major Division bracket at the Busch/Pepsi Classic over the Independence Day weekend at Little Rock, Ark.

In all, there were 109 teams participating in various divisions at the Little Rock event.

The Nightmare played a five-man infield, with Gresham served as the second shortstop. In addition to Gresham, the TPS Louisville Slugger Nightmare is made up of players from Oklahoma, Arkansas and the Chicago and St. Louis areas.

Gresham has played around the country with the Nightmare this summer, including tournaments in Florida, Texas and Kansas City.