Tyler Schmitt is in his fifth season as an assistant coach at Washington University after spending seven seasons with the Wisconsin Lutheran College baseball program.
WashU has totaled three University Athletic Association (UAA) titles and advanced to three NCAA Tournaments which included hosting privelages in 2019 during Schmitt's time on the Danforth Campus. He has been a member of two UAA Coaching Staff of the Years (2017 and 2019), and helped lead the Bears to a program-best three tournament victories while hosting the St. Louis Regional.
The Red & Green finished 2019 with a program-best tying 34 victories while sporting Division III's top earned run average, 2.05. John Howard and John Brinkman were named to D3baseball.com's All-America squads, becoming the first teammates to earn the honor in the same season. In addition, Ryan Loutos was selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
While at Wisconsin Lutheran from 2009-15, Schmitt served as the recruiting coordinator and managed the team's strength and conditioning program. His on-field duties included working with the outfielders, baserunning, hitters and pitchers. Schmitt served as the associate head coach for the Warriors for his final four seasons.
Schmitt helped mentor 15 players to All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) honors. Three players received All-Midwest Region honors, including Garrick Day, who was a 2014 First-Team All-Region selection after posting an NCAA-leading 0.64 earned run average. Wisconsin Lutheran set or tied the previous record for wins in a season in four of Schmitt's seven seasons, finishing with three straight winning seasons for the first time in program history.
Schmitt played three seasons at Lakeland College (2003-04, 07). He spent the 2005 season at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, but redshirted the 2006 season due to injury. He was a two-time all-conference selection and was named to the All-Midwest Region Third Team as a sophomore. Schmitt finished his career as Lakeland's all-time leader with a .384 career batting average, while also ranking third in on-base percentage (.452). He also ranks in the Muskies' single-season top-10 for hits (65), stolen bases (20), on-base percentage (.461) and batting average (.425).
A native of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Schmitt graduated from Lakeland with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 2007.
Updated August 12, 2019