Pete Schmidt

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For the Major League Baseball pitcher, see Pete Schmidt (baseball).
Pete Schmidt
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1948-04-24)April 24, 1948
Bloomington, Indiana
Died September 29, 2000(2000-09-29) (aged 52)
Playing career
? Alma
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1996 Albion
1997–1999 Indiana (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall 105–27–3
Accomplishments and honors
1 NCAA Division III National (1994)

Peter J. Schmidt (April 24, 1948 – September 29, 2000) was an American football coach. He was the head football coach at Albion College from 1983 to 1996 and led the school to nine Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championships and the NCAA Division III Football Championship in 1994. He has also served as the offensive coordinator at Indiana University from 1997 to 1999. Schmidt died in September 2000 at age 52 after a year-long battle with cancer.[1][2][3] Schmidt's overall record in 14 years as a college football head coach is 105–27–3.[4] Since 2001, the Pete Schmidt Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award has been presented each year by the MIAA football coaches to an outstanding scholar-athlete at an MIAA school.[5]


  1. ^ "Hoosiers coach dies at 52". The Victoria Advocate. September 30, 2000. 
  2. ^ "SCHMIDT LEAVES AN INSPIRING LEGACY". Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. September 30, 2000. 
  3. ^ "IU football coach Schmidt dies". Herald-Times, Bloomington, Indiana. September 30, 2000. 
  4. ^ "Pete Schmidt Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. 
  5. ^ "Pete Schmidt Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award". MIAA. 

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