The Wisconsin Dells High School Athletic Hall of Fame is set to gain two new members after the Schoold District recently announced the selection of John “Johnny” Newman and Robert “Bob” Schultz.
The pair will join the 42 current members when they are inducted later next year.
Schultz, who currently resides in Chatham, Ill., graduated from Wisconsin Dells in 1961. During his high school career, Schultz participated in football, basketball and baseball each for four years, earning eight letters in the process.
He earned three letters in football alone, earning co-captain and Most Valuable Player honors his senior year, as well as being named to the all-conference team at offensive tackle and middle linebacker.
Schultz also went out for wrestling his senior year, where he reached the state finals and finished tied fo fifth place.
After high school, Schultz attended UW-Stevens Point where he went on to be a four-year letter winner in football. After graduating from Stevens Point, Schultz was drafted in the 16th round of the 1966 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.
Schultz will be inducted into the WDHS Athletic Hall of Fame on June 8, 2019 at the all school reunion due to distance he and his family will travel.
Joining Schultz is Newman, a 1970 Wisconsin Dells graduate. In his four years at Wisconsin Dells High School, Newman participated in baseball (four years), basketball (three) and football (two).
In 1995, Newman moved his family back to Wisconsin Dells and began managing the school’s football, basketball and baseball teams. He has spent the last 23 years serving the teams and you can still find him on the sidelines and in the dugout for all four teams.
“His love and passion for Wisconsin Dells and its athletic programs is evidenced in all he does to support them,” a press release said of Newman. “Our community is lucky to have someone who has taken such a viable role and been such a role model for all of our students.”
The longtime “future hall of famer” will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 12, 2019 following the boys basketball game at 4 p.m. from JustAgame Fieldhouse.