Marty Schuette (’76) – Basketball
23 wins …for many years, that number stood as the most ever won a by a Columbus High basketball team. Then itt happened during the 1975-1976 season and the player most responsible for that record was Marty Schuette.
In his senior year, Marty Schuette – a 6-foot-6 center — led Columbus to a 23-6 record and the Southern division championship of the GMAC.
He was feisty, flamboyant, emotional and he could ignite a crowd in an instant. Marty averaged more than 20 points a game at one point in the season, the Explorers won a school record 12 straight games.
His best games were against the best opponents. He scored 34 points against Miami High, 28 against Killian and 28 against South Dade.
He was named first-team All-County and first-team all-state. Marty won a scholarship to Stetson University where he played for four seasons.
Tragically in May of his senior year in college during the week he was set to graduate from Stetson, Marty was killed in an automobile accident.
You could argue this point all day long, but some will contend that no player in the history of this school ever had a single season better than Marty Schuette.