Myron Schulz has been a part of the coaching staff for the U Mary football team for 23 of the school's 26 years.
The final page of his coaching career with Marauders will turn tomorrow as they wrap up their season against Minnesota Crookston.
Here's more on the impact Schultz has had not only at U Mary but in the Bismarck/Mandan community.
Myron Schulz has gone through 22 senior days-- but tomorrow he'll share the feeling of taking the field one last time with his seniors.
(MYRON SCHULZ) "It's strange you know. I probably in the past built it up too much and made those guys too emotional and they couldn't play at the end. You almost gotta scale it back but you know it's weird, it's weird knowing that it's going to be the last days and it does cause a little reflection but it also makes it special."
Schulz started as an assistant coach on the first U Mary football team in1988.
he became head coach in 1999 and is the winning est coach in the program's history with a 102-60 record.
He brought a winning mentality both on and off the field-- helping his players grow as athletes and people.
(CRAIG BAGNELL) "Just all the stuff he's taught me. On and off the field the football knowledge What I've learned football wise is crazy I didn't think there was that much to it but there really is and off the field just about being growing up to be a guy, an adult who handles their business and take care of what they gotta take care of just all the things he's taught us really."
His impact reaches beyond the University of Mary. The mayors of Bismarck and Mandan call a play that celebrates Myron's leadership.... issuing a proclamation that November 16th be Myron Schulz day.
(MAYOR JOHN WARFORD) "He has impacted this community through his players. He's impacted the community by instilling kind of a community mindedness in his players so I thought Hey let's have this be Myron Shulz day so we got together with Mayor Van Beek."
Schulz will call it quits as a coach tomorrow-- but will remain a teacher at U Mary.
He says it hasn't hit him yet that Saturday's game is his final time under the headset.
(MYRON SCHULZ) "I think it's really going to hit me spring ball. That's when you start forming your team. You're going to miss the strategy and the plays and doing it with the kids and the silver dollars in their eyes when you're talking football with them and that'll be the part you miss. I feel it's like all-star wrestling I'm tagging off and it's somebody else's chance to take it into the next quarter century."
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