Former Magnolia High School Track Coach Craig Schneid has been selected to be a member of the West Virginia Schools Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame for the 2022 class.
Coach Schneid is tied for the state record of boys state track championships with 10, nine at Magnolia (AA-A) and one at Wheeling Central (A).
His teams won nine state track titles at Magnolia which stands as the most titles by a coach at any school. His titles at Magnola came in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 20001, and 2002. He coached Wheeling Central to a title in 2008,
His accomplishments included coaching 42 individual state champs and 28 relay team state champs. In 1991, 1993, 1996, 1999, and 2002 he was named the state track coach of the year.
Coach Schneid coached Magnolia’s Mike Barrows the first 7′ high jumper in the state. Barrows was an All-American high school trackster and was ranked number one by Track and Field in the 1997 high jump.
During Schneid’s coaching career he has eight athletes wins individual high scorer at the state track meet and his athletes set seven meet records.
During his 13 year stretch from 1991 to 2003 he had nine team state championships, two runners-up, and one third place finish. His teams had at least one state champion in every event at the state track meet except the pole vault.
Schneid also coached football as an assistant, where in the last two years where they finished runner up. He was an assistant wrestling coach one year and spent one year at Paden City high school as Golf Coach.
This year’s ceremony will be held June 10 in Charleston, and recognition will be the next day at the North/South football game