Schmidt enters her third season as assistant coach for the College of Charleston.
Most recently during the 2012 track & field season Schmidt coached Emily Smith to Southern Conference Championships in both the indoor and outdoor season in the high jump. Smith also qualified for the NCAA East Prelim in Jacksonville, Fla.
Prior to coming to CofC Schmidt had a three-year stint with the Coffeyville Community College track and field program. While there she was responsible for many facets of the program including recruiting and training of the athletes in the men's and women's jumps. During Schmidt's tenure, seven of the 12 school records at CCC were broken in the jumping events. As recruiting coordinator, she played an integral role in increasing the women's program from seven to 30 athletes in one year and in 2009 the team jumped from eighth in the region to second. During her coaching career Schmidt has helped produce two National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Americans, 12 Coaches Association All-Americans and 38 National Meet Qualifiers.
Schmidt earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio in 2004. While there she competed in the long, high and triple jumps and well as in the javelin, sprints and relays. She also played volleyball and basketball. Schmidt was a graduate and teaching assistant while earning her Master's Degree in Psychology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio from 2004-06.
Schmidt is USATF Level 1 certified and was selected to attend the USATF Emerging Elite Coaches Camp in Chula Vista, Calif.
Schmidt was also a delegate at the 2010 North America, Central America and Caribbean Track & Field Coaches Association (NACACTFCA) International Athletic Congress in Houston, Texas.