Edwin Schultz lost his long, valiant, battle with cancer early Monday morning,
May 24th, 2010 at the age of 67.
With his passing, Brossart High School lost a friend, an advocate, and a father figure
to not only to his own sons and daughters, but to the numerous Brossart Mustang
baseballers who had the good fortune to be coached by him.
Ed was a humble man who sacraficed all of his life to provide his kids a Catholic
education and wasn't afraid to roll up his sleeves to pitch in get a field ready to play,
or clean up the gym following a ballgame, staying long after the crowd had moved
on to their post-game celebration.
Ed and his wife Terri were regulars at all of our Brossart basketball games,
occupying the seats against the wall directly behind the home team bench.
During his confinement he took advantage of some of our internet broadcasts
to keep up with the team.
Ed has coached Mustangs baseball since 1996 and was a member of Bob
Rowe's baseball staff from day one, serving as his top lieutenant, advisor, and confidant.
He made immeasurable contributions, and enjoyed the comaraderie of the coaching staff.
Ed would be the one who would get the call to ready the field on a rain day. He was a regular, riding around on the tractor,
dragging the field.
He had the privilege of coaching his sons Joe and Brad, and in 2000 saw Brad become one of Brossart's all-time most effective
When our gym was built in 1986 it was Ed Schultz who secured a night for our alumni to come in and play in the facility that
wasn't available to them while going through school here. Ed himself competed for many years.
In the final months of his life, Ed enjoyed the visits of the baseball coaches and a few of us, who would stop down to see him,
relive old stories and bring him up to date with current Mustangs happenings.
His love of family and their love for him was always manifest at those times. There was always a houseful of kids and grandkids,
checking in with "grandpa." His biggest regret was that he will not be able to watch those grandkids grow up and compete on the
field of play.
Faith, Family, and Friends
May 24, 2010
Ed Schultz was a simple man. A pot of chili, family at his side, and the love of his
wife, sons, daughters, grandkids, and great-grandkids was all that he needed to sustain
They simply don't make them like Edwin Schultz anymore.
While he has gone to his eternal reward, he will always be missed and remembered
by all of us who knew him, respected him, and shared in his friendship.
It was appropriate that aon the night of his visitation, his Brossart Mustangs defeated
Campbell County in extra-innings in the 37th District Championship Game. It was
the first time in the past five seasons that the Mustangs had captured the 37th District
Following his death, the team wore the initials EFS (Edwin Findley Schultz) on their
uniform sleeves throughout their post-season run in the 10th Region Tournament.