Charles (Chuck) R. Schmidt
1) Do the best with what you have.
2) Never give up.
3) Have faith, trust in the Lord.
4)Follow the rules.
5) Do what you gotta do when you gotta do it.
6) Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your mother proud.
Published in the Loveland High School Roar Newspaper in October 2013.
The always impeccably dressed in a dress shirt, jacket, and tie, Mr. Schmidt was affectionately called, Chuck and Schmidty. He was a former administrator, coach, and teacher in the Loveland School District for 40-years. The Tiger gym at Loveland High School is named in his honor. He was an Assistant Principal, Interim Principal, and after his retirement in 1988 returned as a substitute teacher. He taught English and physical education. He once was the head varsity basketball coach at Lockland High School.
For many years he could be seen at the end of the varsity bench for Loveland basketball teaching his basketball knowledge and his famous “6 Schmidt Rules.” He was also a regular at Loveland football games helping at the admissions gate and with the parking flow, a good-will ambassador showing hospitality to regulars and visiting fans.
After his retirement, teachers and staff at Loveland High School created the Chuck Schmidt Staff Scholarship. In 2014, funds were raised through a “Tacky” Sweater Contest, Hawaiian Shirt Day, and Friday Jeans Day for Staff that awarded eight $500 textbook scholarships to graduating Seniors that year.
Memorials to Mr. Schmidt are requested to go to the Loveland High School Chuck Schmidt Staff Scholarship, 1 Tiger Trail, Loveland, OH 45140.
Mr. Schmidt was inducted into the Loveland High School Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2008.