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Schmit Joins UW Staff As Assistant Coach

Jul 15, 2022

SEATTLE – Washington women's soccer coach Nicole Van Dyke has announced Cole Schmit as assistant coach.

Schmit joins the UW after five seasons as an assistant coach at San Diego State.  While at SDSU, Schmit helped guide SDSU to the program's tenth and 11th Mountain West championships and earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in 2017.

"It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Cole to our coaching staff, program, university, and community," said Van Dyke.  "Throughout the process it was evident that Cole's infectious energy and passion for developing student-athletes clearly aligned with the values of our program.  He has succeeded as a player and coach, and is excited to compete for championships. Cole is a fantastic addition to our program and ready to hit the ground running!"

Prior to San Diego State, Schmit was an assistant coach at Westmont College, an NAIA school located in Santa Barbara.  In two seasons, he helped the Warriors to a 32-8-4 record, a pair of league titles and two trips to the NAIA tournament.  Schmit began his coaching career at the University of Pacific in 2014.
 
"I want to thank Nicole Van Dyke and the University of Washington for the opportunity to join the Husky family. The UW is a massive brand, and there is an endless amount of potential to do great things both on and off the field," said Schmit.  "I believe that we can win at a very high level, and I'm excited to be a part of a community whose vision is to help to develop women into the best possible versions of themselves.  I'm looking forward to positively impacting the team in every way I can."

Schmit played collegiately at California Baptist where he helped the Lancers to a 58-21-4 record after scoring 10 goals and logging nine assists in 83 games (59 starts). In his time at CBU, the Lancers won the NCCAA Division I national championship in 2011 and 2012 and won the 2011 Pacific West Conference title. Individually, Schmit was an NSCAA/NCCAA Division I first-team All-American and an All-PacWest first-team midfielder in 2012.