Richard Schmidt (basketball)

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Richard Schmidt (born September 3, 1942) is the men's basketball at the University of Tampa (NCAA Division II), where he has served since 1983.

Prior to his tenure at Tampa, Schmidt coached the Vanderbilt University for two seasons, and was an assistant for the University of Virginia. He began his coaching career in 1969 at Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky where he had a record of 183-32 in seven seasons, including the state championship in 1977.[1]

While at Ballard High School, he coached future Virginia Cavalier and NBA player Jeff Lamp. He went to Virginia with Lamp and two other former Ballard players.

Schmidt played at Fern Creek High School ('60) in Louisville and is a 1964 graduate of Western Kentucky University.[1]

Head Coach[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Vanderbilt (Southeastern Conference) (1979–1981)
1979–80 Vanderbilt 13–13 7–11 6th
1980–81 Vanderbilt 15–14 7–11 7th
Vanderbilt: 28–27 14–22
Total: 28–27

      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


  1. ^ a b "Richard Schmidt bio". University of Tampa. Archived from the original on 2013-07-29. Retrieved 8 January 2010.