Golf scramble honors coaching legend
     2015-07-09      By McKenna Copsey   
Courtesy photos - Wife Gretchen Deter and Coach Deter. 
The third annual Deter Dynasty Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, July 10, at the Monument Shadows Golf Course in Gering. All proceeds from the event will go to support Gering Wrestling.

The golf scramble was created in 2013 to honor Chuck Deter who coached the Gering High School Wrestling team for 30 years between 1967 and 1997.
Under Deter’s leadership, the program became one of the greatest in the state, earning a total of six state championship teams between Class B (1976, 1979, 1980, and 1986) and Class A (1983 and 1997). Also, an astounding 23 individuals who won 30 state championships were coached by Deter.

After procuring the Class A State Title in 1997, Deter retired from his coaching career with an overwhelming record of 264-43-5. Deter continued to give his time for a few years longer to Gering Schools as a physical education teacher and the activities director.

Sadly, on May 13, 2014, Deter passed away at Heritage Estates in Gering but not without acquiring various local, state, and national coaching awards. Deter was a winner of the “Guy Mitty Award” as well as a member of the Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame, a four-time Nebraska Wrestling Coach of the Year, and a two-time finalist for the National Wrestling Coach of the Year.

One of Deter’s state champions, Joe Mejia, decided to honor the local legend by starting the Deter Dynasty Golf Scramble in 2013. Mejia was a wrestler for Deter from 1982-1985 and earned the state championships twice.

“He showed discipline and treated everybody equal. The great thing was he believed in everyone. It’s great to be able to honor and recognize Coach Deter and his family for what they gave to the Gering community,” Mejia said.

The scramble starts at 8 a.m. and will go until 1 p.m., when the participants will stop for lunch, served by Caddies Bar and Grill. After the meal, prizes will then be announced for the top three placed teams as well as the first place women’s team.
To register, each team will have to pay a registration fee of $200 by tonight, Thursday, July 9 by calling the Monument Shadows Golf Course at (308) 635-2277. Golf carts will also be available to rent for an extra $15.

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