Former Salem football head coach Bill Schuchardt will again be roaming the sidelines this fall. But instead of Tiger blue, the hall-of-fame coach will be wearing Rolla maroon.

Schuchardt has accepted an assistant coaching position at Rolla High School. Rolla Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kyle Dare confirmed the hiring. Schuchardt will be coaching linebackers for the Bulldogs.

Schuchardt will be working with son Joe Schuchardt on the Bulldog staff. It’s not the first time the two have hooked up on the field since leaving Salem. When Joe was an assistant coach at St. Clair a couple years ago, Bill served as a volunteer coach.

No, Bill Schuchardt will not be coaching the wishbone offense again. Rolla switched to the wishbone in 2019. However, Rolla head coach Jon Franks said the Bulldogs are going back to the spread offense for 2020.

Bill Schuchardt and his wife, Karen, have been living in Destin, Florida, the past several years, with Bill coming back a couple of football seasons to help the St. Clair program. The couple have since sold their home in Florida and have relocated to the Rolla area.

Schuchardt had a 255-91 record at Salem, winning 14 SCA championships, 16 district titles while earning five state playoff semifinal berths and two Show-Me Bowl appearances. He retired from the Tigers after 32 years following the 2012 campaign.

He was inducted into the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002.