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FLASHBACK: 1971 – Schallert named coach at East

(NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Friday, June 4, 1971, Stevens Point Daily Journal.)

FlashbackDale Schallert, former outstanding football player at Stevens Point State University, is the new football coach at Wausau East High School.

Schallert has been named to succeed the legendary Win Brockmeyer who was forced to relinquish the post recently upon the advice of his physician. Brockmeyer, who underwent open heart surgery in March, resigned April 14 after serving 34 years as Lumberjack football coach. His teams compiled a
230-33-9 record.

At the same time, however, it was announced that Brockmeyer has been named director of athletics for the Wausau District Public Schools. He will be responsible for the athletic programs at both East and West High Schools and for all intramural activities in the district.

Doug Martin, current AD at West High, will be retained as basketball coach there.

Schallert, 33, has been serving as head wrestling and assistant football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Racine native served one year at UWM as head offensive coordinator with emphasis on the offensive line.

In 1960, Schallert received a degree in secondary education from WSU-Stevens Point, where he participated in football four years and also competed in wrestling and baseball.

Schallert, a center during his collegiate days, was Most Valuable Player on the 1959 Pointer team under Coach Duaine Counsell. He was also a member of the 1958 team which posted a 7-0-1 record but had to settle for a runnerup finish in the WSUC.

Schallert attended Racine Park High School where he was a Big Eight All-Conference football player. He also received All-City and All-State honors his senior year.

After leaving Point, Schallert received a tryout with the Boston Patriots of the old American Football League. He also played semi-pro ball with the Racine Raiders of the Central States League. He holds a Master’s Degree from Winona (Minn.) State College.

Schallert was assistant football and head wrestling coach at Madison West High School prior to joining the UWM staff. He also has coached at Zion-Benton (Ill.), Oconomowoc and Horicon High Schools.

Married and the father of three sons, he has worked with the Racine YMCA camping program and with the summer recreation program for several years. At East, Schallert will be a physical education instructor and assistant wrestling coach.