Longtime Jeep track coaches set to retire

From Herald Staff Reports


DUBOIS — Between Vic Betz and Tammy Schulthies, there’s approximately 80 years of track and field head coaching experience. But on Tuesday night, that came to an end as both Betz and Schulthies had their retirements heard by the Northeast Dubois County School Board at Tuesday’s meeting.

Betz has been a staple of Northeast Dubois from his time as an athlete and student to his 45 years coaching the Jeep boys track and field team. The Northeast Dubois track was named after him in 2012 after he had initial plans to retire.

The Jeep boys have won 19 Blue Chip conference titles and have also won five sectional championship crowns with the most recent coming in 2015.

Betz was also an athletic director at Northeast Dubois high school from 1980 until 1993-94.

“When people talk about Northeast Dubois an our school corporation, I feel like coach Vic Betz always comes up,” athletic director Terry Friedman said. “He’s always been able to relate to the kids — he had a knack of being able to lead them and get the best out of them in a very sincere kind of way as he was never an overbearing type of coach.”

Schulthies has been the head girls track and field coach for approximately the past 35 years and has also spent time helping out with the girls swimming team as an assistant coach.

Her track and field teams have won 10 Blue Chip conference titles, including seven straight from 2008 to 2014, and also won the sectional crown in 2010.

Both coaches have left an impact on the track and field programs that will be forever felt at Northeast Dubois High School.

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