Nick Schmidt Added to Rutgers Coaching Staff
Rutgers Sports Information
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - After a stellar playing career at Rutgers,
Nick Schmidt returns to ‘the Banks' as a volunteer assistant
coach on the Scarlet Knights staff in 2009. He will focus primarily
on player development, working directly with the attack. He'll be
focusing on teaching fundamentals with shooting and dodging and
analyzing practice and game film to help teach proper
Schmidt, who played for Rutgers from 2000-03, was a part of the incredible turnaround of RU lacrosse. In his first three years, the team won a combined 10 games. During his senior campaign the Scarlet Knights went 10-5 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 12 years. As a senior, Schmidt tallied 16 goals and added eight assists.
Additionally, Schmidt is entering his sixth year playing Major League Lacrosse (MLL). In 2007, he tallied 18 points and scooped 23 ground balls. He is a current member of the Chicago Machine after playing for both the New Jersey Pride and the Los Angeles Riptide.
The former Scarlet Knight has also had the chance to coach at the youth and high school levels for the last five years. Schmidt has received his teaching certification and has founded the South Brunswick Youth Lacrosse program to help the growth of the sport in the state of New Jersey.
From 2004-08, Schmidt was the assistant coach at South Brunswick High School. His team compiled a 75-21 overall record during his tenure and in 2007 they captured the Greater Middlesex Conference Division Championship. While at South Brunswick, Schmidt coached current Scarlet Knights Kory Kelly (2008 ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year) and Zach Zenda.
Schmidt and current assistant coach Jason Basso both graduated in 1999 from Hicksville High School in Long Island. Both played together at RU during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. Schmidt graduated from Rutgers in 2003 with a degree in Management and Labor Relations. He also received his teaching certification from Kean University.