Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt (born February 12, 1963) is an American college basketball coach and the current men's basketball head coach at St. Bonaventure University. He took the job at the start of the 2007–08 season after holding the same position at Robert Morris University for six seasons (2001–2007), compiling a record of 82–90.[1] Prior to becoming the head coach at Robert Morris, he served as an assistant coach at Xavier University under Skip Prosser from 1994 t o 2001. During the 2008–09 season, he led St. Bonaventure to a 15–15 record, and an appearance in the Atlantic 10 postseason tournament, the school's first since 2005. Schmidt has led the Bonnies to an Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship in 2012 and an Atlantic 10 regular season championship in 2016 where he was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year. He is the all-time wins leader in St. Bonaventure history passing Larry Weise (202 wins) on February 17, 2019[2]. Schmidt has coached 24 players who went on to play professionally including Andrew Nicholson and Jaylen Adams[3].

Mark Schmidt
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamSt. Bonaventure
ConferenceAtlantic 10
Record221–173 (.561)
Biographical details
Born (1963-02-12) February 12, 1963 (age 57)
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Playing career
1981–1985Boston College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1991Saint Michael's (assistant)
1991–1993Penn State (assistant)
1993–1994Loyola (MD) (assistant)
1994–2001Xavier (assistant)
2001–2007Robert Morris
2007–presentSt. Bonaventure
Head coaching record
Overall303–263 (.535)
Tournaments1–2 (NCAA)
0–1 (NIT)
0–1 (CBI)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
A-10 Tournament (2012)
A-10 regular season (2016)
Awards
Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (2016)

He played collegiately for the Boston College Eagles from 1981 to 1985 under coaches Tom Davis and Gary Williams[4]. He graduated from Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1981, and is inducted in the Bishop Feehan Hall of Fame for his 9:52 steeplechase. He is still the school's second all-time leading scorer with a total of 1,450 points.

Head coaching recordEdit

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Robert Morris (Northeast Conference) (2001–2007)
2001–02 Robert Morris 12–18 11–9 6th
2002–03 Robert Morris 10–17 7–11 8th
2003–04 Robert Morris 14–15 10–8 4th
2004–05 Robert Morris 14–15 11–7 3rd
2005–06 Robert Morris 15–14 10–8 5th
2006–07 Robert Morris 17–11 9–9 4th
Robert Morris: 82–90 (.477) 58–52 (.527)
St. Bonaventure (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2007–present)
2007–08 St. Bonaventure 8–22 2–14 14th
2008–09 St. Bonaventure 15–15 6–10 11th
2009–10 St. Bonaventure 15–16 7–9 8th
2010–11 St. Bonaventure 16–15 8–8 7th CBI First Round
2011–12 St. Bonaventure 20–12 10–6 4th NCAA First Round
2012–13 St. Bonaventure 14–15 7–9 11th
2013–14 St. Bonaventure 18–15 6–10 9th
2014–15 St. Bonaventure 18–13 10–8 T–7th
2015–16 St. Bonaventure 22–9 14–4 T–1st NIT First Round
2016–17 St. Bonaventure 20–12 11–7 5th
2017–18 St. Bonaventure 26–8 14–4 2nd NCAA First Round
2018–19 St. Bonaventure 18–16 12–6 4th
2019–20 St. Bonaventure 19–12 11–7 T–5th
St. Bonaventure: 229–180 (.560) 118–102 (.536)
Total: 311–270 (.535)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bonnies hire Robert Morris' Schmidt as head coach". ESPN.com. 2007-04-10.
  2. ^ "Lofton Powers Bonnies Over Mason; Schmidt Now Bona's All-Time Coaching Wins Leader". St. Bonaventure. 2019-02-17. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  3. ^ "Bonnies In The Pros". St. Bonaventure. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  4. ^ "Boston College Eagles Coaches". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020-04-01.