John Schmitz

Smiling old man with white hair, a green button-up shirt with sunglasses hung in the collar. The man is wearing a Titlest hat.

Board President John Schmitz, Class of 1971

John Schmitz is the current Board President for the Williston Coyote Foundation. He is a life-long Williston resident, graduating from Williston High School in 1971.

He attended NDSU, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in History Education in 1976.  He worked in the oil and gas industry and farmed near Williston for the past 40 years. He retired from the landman profession in 2012, but he continues to farm with his son every year.

He and his wife Cathy (Howe), Class of 1974, have been married for 39 years and have four adult children: Codi, Jacob, Casey, and Jordan; and 8 grandchildren. John enjoys golfing, watching NDSU football, travelling, and spending his winters in Arizona.