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Cheryl (Byers) Schauble
Cheryl graduated from Pullman High school known as a legendary track star and later an Inductee of the Pullman Walk of Fame. During her high school career, Cheryl long jumped, ran the 440 and 100-yard dash, and ran a leg on the 4x400 relay team. She won five individual titles and led the Pullman Greyhounds to back-to-back 2A team titles in 1977-78. The first year that girls were allowed to compete in the Pasco Invite, Cheryl and her teammates proudly won the team title. Cheryl achieved some outstanding times and distances before the age of 17, many of her track records at Pullman High still stand today.
Cheryl’s track career continued after high school when she earned and accepted a Track and Field scholarship at Washington State University, lettering all four years. In 1982, Cheryl graduated from WSU with a teaching degree. Soon after graduating, Cheryl was substituting and coaching in the Kennewick School District. While Cheryl was the head coach of the Kamiakin girl’s track and field team, the team had emerged as the most dominate program in the entire state winning the first two 4A team championships in 1998 and 1999. Due to her dedication and love as a coach, Cheryl became the first female to be named the Washing State Track & Field “Coach of the Year”.
Cheryl had transferred to Southridge High School and accepted a position as a co-head track coach, where she continued to be successful with her athletes in leading them to place 3rd in state. In 2002, Cheryl returned to teaching and coaching at Kamiakin High School. Cheryl has currently coached 40 individual state champions, including 13 state champion relay teams. Cheryl has never taken time off from track and field while having 3 children with her husband, Al Schauble. Cheryl continues to mold and develop outstanding state level athletes with her calm and witty personality.
“She would be successful at any school (as she has been successful everywhere she has coached), and at any level, including college,” says Scott Wells.