Nott Terrace Football Coach Pete Shulha Wins 16-Straight Games

Schenectady’s Nott Terrace High School football teams had a tough as nails coach from 1947 to 1957.  His name was Pete Shulha. Shulha mentored two undefeated teams, and his 1953 squad, led by punishing linebacker Bob Czub, outscored their opponents 277-6.  The guys are still gruntin’ and groanin’ over those six points they gave up.   Shulha’s teams won 16 consecutive games from 1953 to 1955.  The Blue Devils practiced in  the “Dust Bowl” which was located across the street and up the hill from the high school.  It was in the vicinity of where the Schenectady Museum is now situated.  They played a number of their games under the lights at McNearney Stadium on Jackson Avenue. It was home to the Schenectady Blue Jays. Shulha also started the wrestling program at Nott Terrace, and he was the Blue Devil coach there and then at Linton.  He also had a stint as the track coach.  Shulha was inducted into the Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999 alongside Barry Kramer, Tony Parisi, and Bill Leonard.

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