Brian Schmidt enters his fifth season as an assistant men's basketball coach at Baldwin Wallace University in 2018-2019. In his first season, Schmidt assisted Duane Sheldon '93, and has assisted current Head Coach Tom Heil for the past three seasons.
During his time, Schmidt had mentored 11 All-OAC student-athletes. It includes three first-team, three second-team and five honorable mention choices.
Prior to BW, Schmidt spent five years as the head junior varsity and assistant varsity coach for former BW standout and graduate Joe Mackey at local Brunswick High School. He also has served as a sport specific trainer at UxL Sports and Fitness.
At Brunswick H.S., Schmidt led the junior varsity team to a 63-18 record and to Northern Ohio League J.V. champions in both 2013 and 2014. He also assisted Mackey in a varsity program that has had at least 14 victories in each of his five seasons there, appeared in the District semifinal four times and earned a District runner-up finish in 2014. Schmidt also served as the strength and conditioning coach for the basketball program.
As a collegian at Heidelberg, Schmidt was a four-year starter and two-year team captain. He helped Sheldon to lead the Student Princes to the 2008 OAC Tournament title, and individually earned All-OAC honors in both 2007 and 2008. He ended his career 13th on Heidelberg's all-time scoring list with 1,183 points and owns school-records for season and career field goal shooting.
Schmidt and his wife, Halle, a 2008 BW graduate, reside in Brunswick.