Norbert "Dutch" Ohlendorf
Playing defensive end, Dutch was named the Most Improved Lineman on the squad at the Annual Football Awards Banquet.
Before Dutch's senior season, Bear Bryant replaced Ray George as A&M's head coach and Dutch was elected as a co-captain of the 1954 team following spring training.
Dutch graduated in January 1955, and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. Upon graduation, he had his orders to report to active duty in June 1955.
Dutch spent two years on active duty at Ft. Lee, Virginia where he was a company grade officer and was the Company Commander of the 599th Quartermaster Company the last four months on active duty. While on active duty, he played football for the Ft. Lee baseball team for two seasons, serving as player coach the second season. He was also a member of the base basketball team for one season.
Upon being released from active duty in June 1957, they moved to Lockhart, Texas and went to work as a biology teacher and assistant football coach at Stephen F. Austin High Scholl in Bryan, Texas. I received my Master of Education degree from Texas A&M University in 1968.
After serving as assistant Principal for two years, Dutch returned to Texas A&M University as a Graduate Assistant to work on his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in the School of Administration, which he was awarded in August 1972. In July 1971, he was named the Principal of Bay City High School in Bay City, Texas. Within the first month of the start of school, Dutch encountered race riots in the hall and a week later on thee school bus. With the help of parents in the community, they were able to solve some of the problems and in his third year as Principal, some senior students revealed that that was the first year they had been in high school that they were not afraid to walk down the hall.
In December 1988, Dutch was named the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction of the Clear Creek Independent School District, in League City, Texas. The Johnson Space Center is located within boundaries of the District. It is one of the faster growing districts in Texas growing at the rate of approximately 1200 students per year. I held several different titles during my seven and one-half years that included Deputy Superintendent for Instruction and Area Superintendent. Dutch retired in July 1996, and began teaching school administration courses at the University of Houston-Clear Lake on a part time basis as an Adjunct Instructor. This fall semester, he returned to work fulltime as a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.