|Title:||Head Women's Basketball Coach|
Matt Schmidt begins his fifth season as the head women's basketball coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2012-13.
In four seasons at the helm of the Lady Pirates, Schmidt has compiled a 47-59 overall record, including an 25-31 mark in the Peach Belt Conference.
Schmit joined Armstrong in 2008-09 from Northern Kentucky, where
he served as an assistant coach from 2004-08. He was instrumental
in helping the Norse achieve its second NCAA Division II National
Championship a season ago as Northern Kentucky went 28-8 and
defeated South Dakota 63-58, in the national championship game.
During his four seasons with the Norse, he assisted head coach
Nancy Winstel in all aspects of the Northern Kentucky program,
including recruiting, scouting, practice and game-day coaching, and
helped the Norse to a 92-32 record during that span.
A native of Johnstown, Pa., Schmidt spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Findlay prior to joining the Northern Kentucky coaching staff. He also previously served as an assistant coach at both West Virginia University and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
Schmidt played basketball at West Liberty State College in West Virginia, where he graduated in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. He earned his master's degree in physical education from West Virginia University in 2000.
Schmidt and his wife, Brittany, were married in May of 2009 and reside in Savannah.