Brian Schmack

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Brian Schmack
Relief pitcher
Born: (1973-12-07) December 7, 1973 (age 43)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 24, 2003, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 2003, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1-0
Earned run average 3.46
Strikeouts 4

Brian Robert Schmack (born December 7, 1973) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Detroit Tigers in 2003. He is currently serving as head coach of the Valparaiso Crusaders baseball team, a position he started after the 2013 season.

Schmack attended Northern Illinois University (NIU), where he played college baseball for the Huskies under head coach Spanky McFarland. He went undrafted out of NIU in 1995 and played for the independent Newark Bisons of the Frontier League. In 1996, the Chicago White Sox signed him to a minor league deal. He spent 5 seasons in the White Sox' organization and then played 3 with the Texas Rangers' organization before signing with the Detroit Tigers on November 19, 2002. He made his major league debut with the Tigers in 2003, playing 11 games with a 3.46 ERA. In 2004, his final professional season, he pitched for Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo in the Tigers' organization.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2007, Schmack was hired as pitching coach at Valparaiso. He was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2011, and elevated to the top position prior to the 2014 season.[1]

Yearly records[edit]

Below is a table of Schmack's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[2]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Valparaiso (Horizon League) (2014–present)
2014 Valparaiso 25–28 12–12 3rd Horizon Tournament
2015 Valparaiso 22–31 15–14 3rd Horizon Tournament
2016 Valparaiso 30–28 17–12 4th Horizon Tournament
Valparaiso: 77–87 44–38
Total: 77–87

      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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Valpo names Brian Schmack as Head Coach". College Baseball Daily. July 24, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2014 Horizon League Standings". Archived from the original on June 4, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

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