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Encyclopedia > Dick Schultz

Dick Schultz (born Sept. 5, 1929) a native of Kellogg, Iowa is the former head baseball and basketball coach at the University of Iowa and served as the execuitve director of the NCAA and USOC.


In 1960, Schultz was hired as an assistant baseball and men's basketball coach at The University of Iowa. Schultz had a 129-106 record in 71/2 seasons as baseball coach. In 1970, when Ralph Miller abruptly left the Iowa basketball program for Oregon State, Schultz was made the men's head basketball coach.


Schultz had a 41-55 mark in four seasons as Iowa's basketball coach before being replaced by Lute Olson. Schultz beame the athletic director at the University of Virginia in 1981 and hed that position until 1987. In 1987, he suceeded Walter Byers to became the second executive director of the NCAA.


During his five year tenure he helped to strengthened the organization's integrity and reform by opening lines of communication with member colleges. In 1993 irregularities were discovered at the University of Virginia, some that occurred when he served as athletic director. Although clear of all charges and receiving a vote of confidence from the membership board, Schultz throught it was appropriate to resign.


In 1995, he accepted the position as executive director of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), where he served until 2000. In 2003, he become the 174th inductee into the Des Moines Sunday Register's Iowa Sports Hall of Fame. Schultz lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Preceded by
Ralph Miller
Iowa men's basketball coach
1970–1974
Succeeded by
Lute Olson

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