Former Tiger midfielder Carl Schmitt enters his second year as an assistant coach in the men's soccer program.
Before coming back to Memphis, Schmitt enjoyed a four-year career in the professional soccer ranks. Schmitt played three years for the Milwaukee Waves of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). As a member of the Waves, Schmitt scored four goals and dished out a trio of assists for 11 points. His most productive season came in the 2001-02 slate when he scored six points on a pair of goals and an assist in just 11 games. Before playing with the Waves, Schmitt played a year with the A-League Nashville Metros.
"Carl brings great playing experience to our staff," said head coach Richie Grant. "He has a passion and intensity for the game that is contagious. He is eager to learn more about coaching in this stage of his career and we are excited to have him on staff."
The Germantown, Tenn., native played for Grant in just one season at Memphis after transferring from South Alabama. In 17 games as a Tiger, Schmitt scored one point on one assist.
A midfielder at South Alabama, he scored 20 points on eight goals and four assists in his career. He helped lead the Jaguars to the 1998 Big South Conference title.
Schmitt brings nine years of coaching experience working in the club and high school levels. He served as an assistant at Christian Brothers High School in 2004 and now coaches two Germantown Fury club teams.
Graduating in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in sales, Schmitt is pursuing his master's in sport and leisure commerce at Memphis. He received his USSF A coaching license in April 2004.
Schmitt has two brothers: Keith, a former Tiger soccer player who resides in Memphis, and Mark, a sophomore at Memphis. His parents, Duane and Karin Schmitt, reside in Germantown, Tenn.