Spotlight: Assistant Athletic Director John Schild

John Schild

Courtesy Culver-Stockton College

John Schild

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of everyone at Culver-Stockton College, and Quincy, IL native John Schild has seen his work as the College Sports Information Director change drastically.

Schild recently spoke via video-conference to students in COM 325 – Advanced Media Writing, and said on a normal Thursday afternoon in the Spring session he would be at baseball or softball games, supervising student statisticians, and getting ready for upcoming events on campus.   Now, he spends his time at home researching Hall of Fame nominees and keeping in touch with C-SC Athletic Director Pat Atwell.

Schild has spent the last 25 years serving as Sports Information Director and the last six as the Assistant Athletic Director for Culver-Stockton College.  

[I love] having the opportunity to see the teams and individuals succeed.”

— John Schild

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He also serves as the game operations manager for men’s and women’s volleyball, baseball and softball.   Schild’s normal daily schedule consist of preparing game programs, rosters, and organizing the video streams for the viewers at home.  His job is to always find positive ways to support Wildcat athletics, through great seasons and lean years.  Schild also says technology has changed dramatically the way he publicizes Culver-Stockton athletic events – from faxing game stories in the past, to emails and electronically updating webpages today.

Schild graduated from Quincy College (now Quincy University) in 1991 with a degree in physical education with a specialization in media communication and public relations in athletics. Coming out of college he began his career sports writing and taking phone calls for the Herald-Whig in Quincy, IL. 

In 2012-13 Schild was presented the David Fillmore Sports Information of the Year Award by the Heart of America Athletic Conference for all the work he has done for Culver-Stockton College. 

Schild didn’t hesitate when asked what the most rewarding part of the job was: “Having the opportunity to see the teams and individuals succeed.”