Coach Gramps – Assistant Football
Hy CJ Schlieve (Coach Gramps) is in his first year at Clarksville ISD. He comes to Clarksville ISD after serving as the Defensive Coordinator at Saint Jo ISD in Saint Jo, Texas. While at Saint Jo, he oversaw the defense that helped lead the Panthers to an 8 – 2 record. During his time at Saint Jo, he was also the assistant baseball coach.
Coach Gramps made his return to coaching at Saint Jo ISD after retiring as a Superintendent for the Hope – Page School District in Page, North Dakota. His retirement was short lived as he returned to his coaching roots just one month after retirement.
Coach Gramps is married to his wife, Terri. They have three children & eight grandchildren – 7 boys (Hayden, Nathaniel, Camdyn, Xavier, Gabe, Raider, and Oakland) and one girl (Ellie) with twin grandchildren coming this fall.
Coach Gramps has coached many sports at many levels over the years before becoming an administrator (and even some coaching early on in his administrative career). He has over 100 wins as a head basketball coach at the varsity level and led his teams to multiple championships as a head track coach.
Coach Gramps is a graduate of Leeds High School in Leeds, ND. He received his bachelors’
degree from North Dakota State University, getting a BA in Mathematics with a double minor in
Physical Education and Coaching. He also earned his Masters’ Degree from North Dakota State
University and obtained his M.S. in Educational Administration. He then earned his doctorate
by getting his E.D. from California Coast University in Educational Administration.
He began his administrative career in 1981 as principal at Unity Public School District in
Petersburg, North Dakota and has served as an administrator – either principal or superintendent
with experience in three states – North Dakota, Idaho, and Wisconsin for the last 35 years. In
1992, he was named North Dakota State Superintendent of the Year.
Throughout his years in education, Coach Gramps has accumulated quite a list of mascots, he
has been a Wolverine, a Trojan, a Martin, a Spartan, a Wolf, a Trooper, an Indian, a Cardinal, a
Huskie, an Eagle, a Blue Knight, a Titan, a Pirate, a Panther and NOW a TIGER!