Bio entering 2017 season.
Cole Schmit enters his first season as an assistant coach at San Diego State after three combined seasons at the Division I and NAIA levels.
Schmit arrives at SDSU from up the coast in Santa Barbara where he was a women's soccer assistant coach at Westmont College, which is an NAIA institution that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC). In two seasons, he helped the Warriors to a 32-8-4 record, a pair of league titles and two trips to the NAIA tournament.
In his first season on the Westmont campus, Schmit and the Warriors won the 2015 GSAC regular season and tournament championships en route to an NAIA quarterfinal appearance. One season later, Westmont advanced to the Round of 16. In addition to the team success, Schmit helped the Warriors collect two GSAC Player-of-the-Year awards, three All-America accolades and eight all-conference honors.
Prior to his time at Westmont, Schmit, who owns a USSF E License and an NSCAA Goalkeeping 1 Diploma, was a men's soccer volunteer assistant coach at Pacific in 2014. In his one season in Stockton, he helped the first-year program become what is now considered a contender in the West Coast Conference.
Schmit played collegiately at California Baptist where he helped the Lancers to a 58-21-4 record after scoring 10 goals and logging nine assists in 83 games (59 starts). In his time at CBU, the Lancers won the NCCAA Division I national championship in 2011 and 2012, and won the 2011 Pacific West Conference title. Individually, Schmit was an NSCAA/NCCAA Division I first-team All-American and an all-PacWest first-team midfielder in 2012. His success on the field translated in the classroom as he earned a spot on the all-PacWest academic team three times and was recognized as an NCCAA Scholar-Athlete.
Schmit graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in marketing from California Baptist in 2014.