Tim Scheer, P.E. coach, softball coach, and JV basketball coach, is retiring too. He has 3 daughters, 1 grandson, and has been married to Mrs. Michele Scheer for 32 years in June. He is saying goodbye after 33 years at New Haven and R-II.
Coach Scheer graduated from New Haven High School in 1980. He then went on to attend East Central College (ECC) for 2 years before finishing at Southeast Missouri State (SEMO). He received his degree in education with a major in physical education. After college, he went on to teach P.E. for 33 years and coach for over 29 years. He is married to Michele Scheer (née Ocheskey) and together they raised their 3 daughters: Stephanie, Julie, and Kimberly. At this time in his life, Tim likes to golf and spend time with his wife, kids, and grandson.
He coached both girls and boys basketball at Franklin County R-II. He coached basketball there from 1987-2001. In the 2012-2013 school year he started coaching JV girls basketball and assistant coaching the girls Varsity team at New Haven High. He became the head coach of softball in 2004.
He decided to become a P.E. teacher at a young age and never steered away. He had older siblings follow the teaching and coaching path-- so he did have teaching run in his family. He found the experience of teaching has been “enjoyable and rewarding. I enjoy the school community.” Coach Scheer has also said that “I’ve enjoyed being a part of [these] schools.” He has gotten to see “kids mature and improve over time and improve their athletic abilities.” As a teacher, that was one of his main goals. When it comes to coaching however, he liked “just seeing people improve and grow as individuals, not just in sports but in their own lives… but I also like winning.”
He will miss the school setting and most importantly the people-- staff members, fellow teachers, and students at both R-II and New Haven. He decided to retire this year, because “it’s time. It's been a long time and it feels like it's a good time to move on.”
We would like to wish Coach Scheer the best in the next chapter of his life. He will be missed both at R-II and at New Haven Elementary and High School. He has impacted many students in this community for the better and we are grateful for the time we have been able to be taught and coached by him. He has always represented the gold and black colors of R-II well and he has always been happy to sport the green and white colors of New Haven. We know we will still see you at the field you spent many favorable years at, and you will always be leaning against the wall during the basketball games where you had many great memories. Thanks for being an amazing coach for all these years. You will be missed dearly.