Don Schaefer (2009 Service Award)

Don Schaefer, a long-time teacher and coach at North Salem, has been chosen for induction into the North Salem High School Hall of Fame’s 2009 Class in the category of Service. Schaefer taught at North in the 1960’s through the mid-1970’s serving as Social Studies Department Chairman. His enduring fame stems not only from his stint as a professional baseball pitcher for the Salem Senators, but from his service as North Salem’s baseball coach in the 1960’s. During his ten years in that capacity, Schaefer’s teams were conference champions eight times, including the 1967 team which won the State Championship.