Matt Schmidt
Matt  Schmidt

Johnstown, Pa.

Assistant Coach


Alma Mater:
West Liberty State '96


Dan Burt Receives Contract Extension

Head Women’s Basketball Coach Secured Through 2023-24


Szamosi, Lass Lead @DuqWBB Past Buffalo 79-62

Duo combines for 40 points, Burt gets 50th career win


Szamosi, Lass Lead @DuqWBB Past Buffalo 79-62

Duo combines for 40 points, Burt gets 50th career win


Szamosi, Lass Lead @DuqWBB Past Buffalo 79-62

Duo combines for 40 points, Burt gets 50th career win


Szamosi, Lass Lead @DuqWBB Past Buffalo 79-62

Duo combines for 40 points, Burt gets 50th career win


#9 Duquesne vs. #1 UConn

#9 Duquesne falls to #1 UConn 97-51 in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament in Storrs, CT (USATSI)


Duquesne 87, Pittsburgh 77

Duquesne 87, Pittsburgh 77

Matt Schmidt joined the Duquesne women's basketball staff in June 2013. The Johnstown, Pa. native came to the Bluff after serving as head women's basketball coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga. for five seasons.

During his time of the Bluff, Schmidt has been part three straight 20-win seasons, Duquesne's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and a pair of and WNIT appearances.

In 2015-16, Schmidt helped coach Duquesne to a program record 28 victories and 13 Atlantic 10 Conference wins. The Dukes won their first-ever share of 1st place in the A-10 and also advanced to their first appearance in the finals at the A-10 Championship. For the first time in program history, the Dukes played in the NCAA Tournament, earning a #9 seed in the Bridgeport Region. Duquesne won its first-ever NCAA Tournament game when they defeated #8 seed Seton Hall 97-76 in the First Round.

Additionally, Schmidt help Duquesne set a program record with a 15-game winning streak and had a 19-game home winning streak dating back to December of 2014. For the eighth straight year, Duquesne won 20 games -- in just 22 contests into the season. Highlights of the season include Duquesne being crowned champions of the UNM Thanksgiving Tournament, defeating host New Mexico at The Pit in the championship game, the first sweep of conference rival Dayton since 2004 and the senior class of April Robinson, Deva'Nyar Workman and Emilie Gronas being the winningest senior class in program history.

Duquesne led all A-10 schools with eight postseason honors. Robinson was named Co-Player of the Year and to the All-Academic Team and Workman Sixth Woman of the Year and to the All-Defensive Team. Both were named First-Team All-Conference. Additionally, Robinson was a finalist for the 2016 Nancy Lieberman Award as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Freshman Kadri-Ann Lass , who set a program record with seven Rookie of the Week awards, and Chassidy Omogrosso were named to the All-Rookie Team.

Additionally, Robinson was a WBCA All-America finalist, earning one of 15 spots on the Region 1 team. She was also named ECAC All-Star and USA TODAY College Sports Madness All-High Major Second-Team.

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 and had its highest conference finish in 15 years. During his tenure, he saw a pair of players named to the Peach Belt All-Conference team. He also coaches the first back-to-back-to-back Peach Belt Player of the Week in nine seasons. 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 under head coach Nancy Winstel. In 2008, he helped the Norse win the NCAA Division II National Championship. NKU, who was a #4 seed in the NCAA Tournament, finished with a 28-8 record that season. The 2007 season at NKU saw the Norse ranked as high as #10 in the country en route to a 21-8 records. NKU was a #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. In 2006, Northern Kentucky finished 27-5, which was the best winning percentage in school history and an 11-game improvement from the previous season. NKU was the Great Lakes East Division regular season and tournament champion. The season was highlighted by a 16-game winning streak. In his first year at NKU, Schmidt helped the Norse to 13 conference victories. He coached eight GLVC All-Conference players a total of 13 times. Overall, NKU was 92-32 with Schmidt on staff, averaging 23 wins per season.

Schmidt served three season as an assistant at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. While at Findlay, he led the Oilers to 40 wins from 2002-04 and coach players that were named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic All-Conference a total of eight times. During his final season at Findlay, the Oilers were ranked 2nd in the WBCA Academic Top 25 with a cumulative GPA of 3.676.

Schmidt was an assistant coach at West Virginia for the 2001 season. He coached Kate Bulger who finished her career as WVU's 4th all-time leading scorer and was the first player from West Virginia to be drafted in the WNBA.

During the 2000 season, Schmidt was an assistant coach as UMBC in Baltimore, Md. He helped the Retrievers transition from the Big South Conference into the Northeast Conference. The season was highlighted with victories over conference tournament runner-up Wagner and Mount St. Mary's, who finished 2nd in the NEC.

As a graduate assistant at WVU during the 1999 season, Schmidt coached four 1,000 point scorers. Additionally, he coached the 1999 Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He earned his master's degree in physical education in August 2000.

Prior to coaching in college, Schmidt returned to his high school alma mater, Ferndale, as the head junior's boys basketball coach for the 1998 season.

In 1997, Schmidt was an assistant coach at Westmont Hilltop High School in his hometown of Johnstown, Pa. He help lead the Hilltoppers to a 21-5 record and the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship.

As a student-athlete, Schmidt played collegiately at West Liberty State in Wheeling, W.Va. A member of the Dean's List, Schmidt was a four-time West Liberty State College Scholar Athlete while earning a degree in education.

Schmidt and his wife, Brittany, have two sons Jackson and Zachary.


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