lacrosse guides, swimming guides and
football game programs.
From 1976 to 1978, Schlehr also
served as the information director for
the Mason-Dixon Conference. He
was also the publicity director for the
Greater Baltimore Chapter of the
National Football Foundation and
Hall of Fame for seven years.
Schlehr never missed a football
game during his 35 seasons as the SID.
In his first season as the SID, Towson
earned an NCAA Division III playoff
berth and made it to the national
championship game, the Stagg Bowl.
While the Tiger football program
ascended from NCAA Division III
status to Division II affiliation to its
current standing as an NCAA FCS
program, Schlehr was present at 378
consecutive games. His streak of 378
football games worked stands as one of
the longest streaks in CoSIDA history.
In addition, Schlehr worked more
than 1,000 men’s basketball games,
including five NCAA Division II
Tournament games in 1976-77 and
1977-78. During those two years, he
also served as the media coordinator
for the NCAA South Atlantic Regional
Tournament in the Towson Center.
In 1990, Schlehr accompanied the
East Coast Conference champion
Tigers to Austin, Texas for their
NCAA Tournament game against
number one-ranked Oklahoma. A
year later, he travelled with the ECC
champions when they were matched
up with Ohio State in an NCAA Tournament contest in Dayton, Ohio.
He also served as the media coordinator for the ECC Basketball Tournament, which was hosted by the Tigers
from 1984 to 1991.
Throughout his career, Schlehr
worked more than 300 men’s lacrosse
games for the Tigers, including NCAA
Tournament appearances in 1989,
1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003,
2004, 2005 and 2007. In 1991, he
accompanied the Tigers when they
reached the national championship
game at Syracuse. He was also there
when the Tigers qualified for the Final
Four at Rutgers in 2001.
Well-regarded in college lacrosse
circles, Schlehr was the winner of
the USILA’s prestigious Doyle Smith
Media Award in 1992. He also served
as the official scorer for the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse championship
game five times. In 2003 and 2004,
he was the media coordinator for the
NCAA Division I, Division II and
Division III men’s lacrosse championships at M&T Bank Stadium in 2003
and 2004. He also had served as the
media coordinator for the 1982 World
Lacrosse Games hosted by Baltimore.
An active member of CoSIDA, he
served on a number of panels during
his career. In 2001, he was the recipient of CoSIDA’s 25-Year Award.
The longest-tenured member of the
Tigers’ athletic department, Schlehr
was honored for 35 years of service by
TU in May.
He and his wife, Sande, are both
Towson graduates and they reside in
Bel Air, Md. Their children, Kristien
Foss and Peter Schlehr, also graduated
from Towson. Sande, Kristien and
Peter teach in the Harford County
School system. n