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Gregg Schmidt Named Cross Country and Track and Field Assistant Coach

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PHILIPPI, W.Va. -- The Alderson Broaddus athletic department announced the addition of Gregg Schmidt as the full-time assistant coach for men's and women's cross country and track and field programs in early February.

"Greg Schmidt is going to bring a ton of experience to ABU and he has coached 13 All-Americans in the last nine years of coaching at the collegiate level,” said Head Coach Jesse Weiner. “Schmidt will have a huge impact with our sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws. Schmidt also will be helping us in the weight room with his Olympic lifting routines, which have produced top level results in all the events."

Schmidt has over nine years of exceptional coaching experience at the junior college, NAIA, Division I and Division II levels.

He joins the Battler family after spending the last season serving as the assistant coach for Mansfield University's men's and women's track and field programs. While at Mansfield, he coached a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifier for women's weight throw and hammer throw.

Prior to Mansfield, Schmidt spent a season (2011-12) at the American International College as the assistant women's track and field coach. He helped the team set a new school record in the heptathlon and coached three New England Championship qualifiers for the women's heptathlon.

Schmidt worked as the assistant men's and women's track and field coach at Bethany College during the 2010-11 season. While at Bethany, he coached an All-American and third overall nationally ranked women's discus throw participant, five outdoor NAIA national qualifiers, three indoor NAIA national qualifiers and helped the team break four program records.

He spent the 2009-10 season at Lake Superior State University and served as the assistant men's and women's track and field coach. Schmidt was the throws, horizontal jumps and multi event coach at Lake Superior State. He coached a National Champion men's triple jump in the NCAA Division II outdoor championships, a All-American selection in the men's triple jump in the NCAA Division II indoor championships and helped the team shatter 10 program records.

During his time at Lake Superior State, he also served as a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) representative for the United State Track and Field Cross and Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Executive Committee.

Schmidt also worked as an assistant track and field coach from 2008-09 at Iowa Central Community College, 2007-08 at Valparaiso University and 2005-06 at St. Lawrence University.