Schneider Named MCAC Administrator of the Year
(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) Athletic Director Steve Schneider has been named the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) Administrator of the Year. MCAC Commissioner Al Waller announced the honor following a vote of the Conference’s Board of Faculty Athletic Representatives.
Schneider said, “It is an honor to be recognized by the MCAC. The best part of my job is working with the outstanding student athletes and coaches who call Peru State College home, and I look forward to another outstanding year for Bobcat athletics.”
PSC President Dan Hanson said, “We are proud to have an administrator of Steve’s caliber at Peru State. While he has only been on staff a short time, Steve has made a tremendous impact on our athletic programs and community outreach. I congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.”
Schneider came to PSC in April 2009 from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont where he most recently served as vice president for institutional advancement. Prior to that appointment he was the director of athletics from 1992-2007 and assistant to the director of athletics from 1985-89.
Schneider is an experienced football coach, having served as a head coach, defensive coordinator, position coach, strength and conditioning specialist, and as a recruiter. He served as head softball coach from 1988-92 and was an assistant professor of physical education. Schneider has also worked closely with the Eastern Nebraska Community Office on Retardation as a residential manager and a residential associate.
Schneider is a member of the American Football Coaches Association; American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. He has been very involved in the Fremont community with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Fremont Family YMCA, the United Way, area booster clubs and Rotary International.
Schneider earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Midland Lutheran College in 1980 and master’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1985.