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 ]
Vanderbilt ( Southeastern Conference) (1979–1981)
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
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