Ironton’s Schreck joins Wynford Hall of Fame

Published 2:51 am Friday, April 12, 2013

Jim Walker


Like father, like son, but not entirely.

Ironton assistant football coach and Middle School principal Tobey Schreck is about to join his father, Tom, in the Bucyrus Wynford High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Wynford will induct a new class on Saturday and Tobey Schreck will join his father who is already a member.

Tom Schreck was the head baseball coach at Wynford and won more than 400 games during his coaching career that also landed him in the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. Some of those wins were due in part to his son, Tobey.

“It’s an honor for me to be inducted, but it’s even more of an honor to be inducted after my dad,” said Schreck. “It really pretty cool and it makes the whole thing extra special.”

In fact, Tobey may have a part in helping other coaches make the Hall of Fame. He was a three-sport star who was All-Ohio in basketball and baseball.

A 1993 graduate of Wynford, Schreck was an All-Crawford County first team selection in basketball and was named the country’s Player of the Year as a senior when he averaged almost 21 points a game.

He missed four games as a junior due to an injury and the absence cost him from reaching the 1,000-point scoring milestone in his career. He finished with 957 points.

He was an All-Northwest District pick twice as well as the District 6 Player of the Year, a two-time All-NCC player, an Associated Press All-Ohio Division III second team selection and he was named to the Coaches North/South All-Star Game.

Wynford was 54-16 during his career including 28-8 in the North Central Conference. The Royals lost just three league games total during his junior and senior seasons.

He signed with the University of Rio Grande and was a four-year letterman.

“I told someone at another newspaper that the numbers and wins don’t stick out as much any more. It’s more about the time I spent with my friends,” said Schreck.

In baseball, he batted more than .400 his senior year and was an All-NCC first team selection. He was also named to the all-district team.

“To be honest, I would say baseball was probably my favorite sport even though I had more success in basketball. But it probably had something to do with my dad being the coach and his influence on me,” said Schreck.

Schreck is an assistant football coach at Ironton. He coaches quarterbacks and runnings backs. He has also been an assistant basketball and baseball coach and recently resigned as the head baseball coach due to his workload.

Schreck also has some unique qualities that have helped him both on and off the field. He has a photographic memory and, even more rare, he is ambidextrous. He throws a football left-handed but throws a baseball right-handed.

“I can throw a baseball left-handed, but I can’t catch with my right hand,” said Schreck.

“It’s a craziness that I’ve passed on to my kids and now they have to deal with it.”

While at Rio Grande, Tobey met his future wife, the former Missy Burcham. The couple have three children, twins Nolan and Riley, 11, and Braden, 7.