Former Armstrong Atlantic head coach joins staff
Matt Schmidt joined the Duquesne women's basketball staff in June 2013. The Johnstown, Pa. native comes to the Bluff after serving as head women's basketball coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga. the last five seasons.
At Armstrong Atlantic, Schmidt led the Pirates to 60 victories, 37 in the Peach Belt Conference. In his first season at the helm, Schmidt's team won a program record 12 conference games. His signature win came in his final season with the Pirates, a 69-67 victory over #5 USC Aiken.
Prior to his time at Armstrong Atlantic, Schmidt served as the top assistant coach at Northern Kentucky for four seasons. In 2008, he helped the Norse win the NCAA Division II National Championship. NKU finished with a 28-8 record that season. Additionally, Schmidt was on staff for the Norse's 2006 Great Lakes Valley Conference championship. He coach eight GLVC All-Conference players a total of 13 times. Overall, NKU was 92-32 with Schmidt on staff.
Schmidt has also served as an assistant at Findlay, UMBC and West Virginia.
Schmidt graduated from West Liberty State in 1996 and earned his master's degree from West Virginia in 2000. Schmidt and his wife, Brittany, have a newborn son Jackson.