HARTSVILLE, SC — The City of Hartsville honored Coker head coach Dave Schmotzer last week by proclaiming Thursday, April 28, 2005 as “Dave Schmotzer Day”. 

This distinguished civic honor was in recognition of Coach Schmotzer's recent 500th Career Victory and "his dedication to the students, the athletic program and the impact he has had on the lives of his players." The Proclamation also recognized Dave Schmotzer's "positive effect on the youth participating in sports by teaching them physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork, decision making skills and many other character traits that will be valuable in life."

The Lions Club also presented Schmotzer with a special plaque recognizing his 500th career victory.