Herb Schmidt

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Herb Schmidt
Personal information
Full name Herbert Schmidt
Place of birth Summit, New Jersey, United States
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1959–1961 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960 New York Hota
Teams managed
1963 Penn State Nittany Lions (assistant lacrosse)
1964 Penn State Nittany Lions (lacrosse)
1967 Lafayette College
1968–1973 Penn State Nittany Lions (soccer)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Herbert "Herb" Schmidt is a retired American soccer and lacrosse player and coach.


Schmidt grew up in Summit, New Jersey and graduated from Summit High School where he played basketball and was captain of the 1957 boys' soccer team.[1][2][3] He then attended Rutgers University where he was a 1960 First Team and 1961 Honorable Mention All American soccer player.[4] He was also a two-time Lacrosse All-American.[5][6] He is listed under several categories in the NCAA soccer record book and is a member of the Rutgers Athletic Hall of Fame.[7][8] In 1960, he played for New York Hota of the German American Soccer League.[9]


In 1963, Penn State University hired Schmidt as assistant lacrosse coach. In 1964, he became head coach of the lacrosse team. In 1965, he was drafted into the Army. Upon his release in 1968, he served one year as both the lacrosse and soccer coach at Lafeyette College, but returned to Penn State in 1968, at which time, he became the head coach of the men's soccer team. He served as head coach until replaced by Walter Bahr in 1974. He had compiled a 38–21–8 and taken the team to four NCAA post-season tournaments. In 1986, Schmidt became the Associate Athletic Director, a position he held until his retirement in 2006.[10]


  1. ^ Staff. "Associate AD Herb Schmidt To Retire After Distinguished Career at Penn State", Penn State Athletics, November 17, 2006. Accessed February 18, 2011. "A native of Summit, N.J., Schmidt came to Penn State after graduating in 1962 from Rutgers University, where he became the school's first two-time soccer All-American."
  2. ^ "Summit High School soccer records". Summitsports.org. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Summit High School Class of '57". Summithighschool1957.com. January 18, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ 1960 Soccer All Americans[dead link]
  5. ^ "1961 Lacrosse All Americans" (PDF). Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1962 Lacrosse All Americans" (PDF). Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "NCAA soccer records" (PDF). Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rutgers Hall of Fame". Scarletknights.com. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1960". Homepages.sover.net. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Associate AD Herb Schmidt To Retire After Distinguished Career at Penn State". Gopsusports.com. November 17, 2006. Retrieved January 17, 2012.