Brian Schmidt wrapped up his fifth season as the lead assistant for the men’s basketball program at Baldwin Wallace University in 2018-2019. In his first season, Schmidt assisted Duane Sheldon '93. He has assisted current Head Coach Tom Heil for the past four seasons (2015-19), including this past season when BW won the prestigious Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament title and advanced to the second round of the 2019 NCAA Division III National Tournament.
During his time at BW, Schmidt has recruited and developed 13 All-OAC student-athletes. It includes four first-team, three second-team and six honorable mention choices. The Yellow Jackets have had five consecutive winning seasons and finished in the top half of the OAC every season. BW has also been nationally and regionally-ranked the past three years.
The win over Mount Union in the 2019 OAC Championship Game was its first conference title in 13 years. Likewise, its win over Salisbury State (Md.) University in the 2019 NCAA Div. III National Tournament was BW's first in 13 years.
Prior to BW, Schmidt spent five years as an assistant varsity coach for BW Athletic Alumni Association Hall of Famer Joe Mackey at local Brunswick High School. While at Brunswick, the Blue Devils won at least 14 games in each of his five seasons, appeared in the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) 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 OAC-rival Heidelberg University, 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. He individually earned All-OAC honors in both 2007 and 2008. Schmidt 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, his wife, Halle, a 2008 BW graduate, and son Griffin, reside in Brunswick.