Football Coaching Staff
Kurt Schmidt
Director of Sports Performance
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Sports Performance
Kurt Schmidt joined the UCF staff as the program's Director of Sports Performance for Football in December of 2017.

He came to Orlando after one season as Director of Applied Performance for Football at Missouri. He helped lead The Tigers to a 7-5 mark, including a six-game winning streak to end the regular season.

Schmidt spent four years prior to his stop at Mizzou as a strength, conditioning and nutrition assistant with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. With the 49ers, he was responsible for the training programs for quarterbacks and specialists, along with supervising the reconditioning program for athletes returning from injury.

Before joining the 49ers, Schmidt was an assistant strength coach at Memphis. He also worked on the Arkansas staff from 2008-12 and spent three seasons (2006-08) at Utah State. With the Aggies, he was promoted to interim head strength and conditioning coach.

Schmidt is NSCAA certified and holds a master's degree from Louisville, where he coached from 2004-06. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he played linebacker for four seasons.
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