Clifford Dean Schimmels (May 11, 1937 – May 9, 2001) was an American football coach and Baptist speaker and educator. He served as chaplain to the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox while also a professor at Wheaton College and Lee University.
Schimmels was born in 1937 in Arapaho, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He later earned a Master's Degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He earned his PhD at the University of Oklahoma in 1973.
While a student at Oklahoma Baptist, Schimmels met and married fellow student, Mary Wade. They had three children: Paula, Larry, and Kristina. Schimmels also had four grandchildren: Alyssa, Ann, Delaney, and Will.
Schimmels was the head football coach for the Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He held that position for the 1980 season. His coaching record at Wheaton was 2–7.