David M. Schrodel began playing football at Frederick High School, earning CVAL honors. He was named captain of the Frostburg State College football team in 1966. He started coaching at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in 1969. His undefeated team in 1971 was ranked no. 1 in the state. In 1987 Schrodel coached Walkersville High School to a state championship and had two undefeated seasons in 1988 and 1992. During the spring of 1986, he led the Catoctin High School girls’ softball team to a state championship. He coached the Walkersville High School girls’ softball team to two state titles in 1996 and 1999. During his 35 years, he won numerous league, county, and regional championships in both sports. He was a charismatic, multi-talented coach.