Tyler Schmitt is in his fourth season as an assistant coach at Washington University after spending seven seasons with the Wisconsin Lutheran College baseball program.
In his first two years with the Bears, WashU won consecutive University Athletic Association (UAA) titles while advancing to back-to-back NCAA Regional rounds. Schmitt was a member of the 2017 UAA Coaching Staff of the Year. The Red & Green won two games during the 2016 NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.
Following the graduation of 10 seniors from the 2017 roster, the Bears fielded a much younger core in 2018 and finished with an overall record of 21-14. The Bears placed third in the UAA with a 10-6 record.
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 10, 2018