|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
February 7, 1911|
|Died||January 24, 1966
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1938–1942||Lawrence HS (KS)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||13–19–2 (college football)
9–15 (college basketball)
0–5 (college baseball)
Elmer H. W. Schaake (February 7, 1911 – January 24, 1966) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He played college football and college basketball at the University of Kansas and one season of professional football in the National Football League with the Portsmouth Spartans. Schaake served as the head football coach at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas from 1934 to 1937, compiling a record of 13–19–2. He was also the head baseball coach at his alma mater, Kansas, for one season in 1944 and the head basketball coach at Willamette University during the 1946–47 season.
Schaake coached for 30 years. Schaake was the head football coach at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He held that position for four seasons, from 1934 until 1937. His coaching record at Bethany was 13 wins, 19 losses and 2 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2012 season, this ranks him #9 at Bethany in total wins and #10 at the school in winning percentage (.412).
After Bethany, Schaake spent five years at Lawrence High School where he compiled a 29–11–4 record and served one year as an assistant for the University of Kansas before moving to California to coach at the college, junior college and high school levels. He also worked as the head baseball coach of the Jayhawks for one year.
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- "Elmer Schaake Takes Over Baseball Coaching Duties". Lawrence Journal-World. May 22, 1944. Retrieved March 6, 2013.