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Mike Schmidt

San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Madison High

Assistant Coach - Offensive Line

Alma Mater:
San Diego State, 2009

Mike  Schmidt


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Football Spring Practice - Photography by Ernie Anderson

Spring Football Practice

At San Diego State:

  • Mike Schmidt enters his fourth season as San Diego State's offensive line coach and his seventh as a member of the Aztec football staff.
  • Schmidt has been affiliated with the Aztec program since arriving on campus as a student-athlete in 2005.
  • Has been influential in San Diego State establishing itself as one of the top rushing programs in the country. Since joining the staff as a full-time assistant coach in 2012, the Aztecs rank 23rd nationally in rushing yardage per game (201.1), 23rd in rushing yard per carry (4.9) and 29th in rushing touchdowns (86).
  • Under his guidance, SDSU ran for 2,000 yards as a team and produced a 1,000-yard rusher for the fifth year in a row in 2013.
  • In 2014, San Diego State set a school record for yards per carry, averaging 5.4 yards per rush. That figure ranked 13th nationally.
  • In 2013, the Aztec offensive line helped pave the way for a rushing attack that totaled over 2,000 yards for the fourth consecutive year for the first time in school history.
  • In his first year as assistant coach in 2012, the Aztec offensive line helped establish team rushing records with 2,869 yards in 578 attempts.
  • In 2014, Terry Poole (first team) and Darrell Greene (honorable mention) both earned all-conference accolades on the offensive line. It marked the third consecutive season that at least two Aztec o-lineman were honored by the league.
  • Coached multiple all-Mountain West selections for the second year in a row in 2013 after tackle Bryce Quigley earned secondteam distinction and guard Terry Poole received honorable mention.
  • In 2012, had three players garner all-MW accolades that same season. Guard Nik Embernate signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers after collecting first-team honors; center Alec Johnson was a second-team selection for the second straight year, while Quigley landed on the honorable mention squad.
  • Was SDSU's graduate assistant on the offensive side of the ball for two years from 2010-11, working primarily with the offensive line. In 2010, the Aztecs tied for fifth nationally in fewest sacks allowed (0.69/g) and ranked seventh (0.85/g) in the same category in 2011.
  • In 2011, helped mentor Tommie Draheim, who became the first Aztec offensive lineman to earn first-team all-MW recognition since 2003. Draheim inked a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in the spring of 2013 after spending time with the Packers and Patriots camps in 2012.
  • In 2009, volunteered as a student assistant with the team, while completing his undergraduate degree.

Playing Experience:

  • Played offensive line for San Diego State from 2005-08 and was a captain in his senior campaign.
  • A former walk-on the defensive line, he changed sides of the ball and earned a scholarship in the fall of 2007.
  • Team captain at Madison High School in San Diego from 2004- 05. Led the Warhawks to two Harbor League titles, while earning second-team all-CIF, league co-offensive player of the year and first-team all-league honors as a senior.
  • Played in the 15th annual Alex Spanos All-Star Classic and was a San Diego Union-Tribune all-academic pick.


  • Graduated from San Diego State with his bachelor's degree in criminal justice in the fall of 2009.