He worked at Northwest Missouri State University from 1928 to 1968 as the principal at Horace Mann High School and later as an education professor at the University. Dieterich also was a noted expert on six-man football and travelled as far as New York to teach coaches the game.
In his lifetime, he was honored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association and the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations for his long-time service and work. In 2013, he posthumously was inducted into Northwest’s M-Club Hall of Fame; and the historical society will honor him at a special reception as a part of their programming for the travelling Smithsonian exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” on view until December 2.
The NCHS museum is located at 110 North Walnut Street in Maryville, with regular hours of 1 to 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday, but they also are open 1 to 4 pm both days this weekend for this special exhibit and to honor Herb Dieterich. Call 660.582.8176 with questions.
The Smithsonian exhibit has been brought to the NCHS thanks to funding from the Smithsonian’s Museum of Main Street program, the Missouri Humanities Council and local funding from The Student Body, Maryville.