Sean Schmidt is serving as an equipment manager for the U.S. National Junior Team for the first time in 2023.
Schmidt has previously worked with Team USA as the equipment manager for the 2019 U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2019 Five Nations Tournament. Additionally, he worked at USA Hockey’s 2018 Boys Select 15 and 2017 Boys Select 17 Player Development Camps.
In his 13th season at Cornell University as the equipment manager for the men's hockey team, Schmidt is responsible for procuring equipment for both the men’s and women’s program.
Schmidt joined the Big Red after spending the 2009-2010 season as the graduate assistant equipment manager at Canisius College following four years as a student equipment manager at Ferris State University, his alma mater. He worked closely with the hockey and football teams at Ferris State and was also an on-ice instructor with the Big Rapids Area Junior Hockey Association.
Schmidt earned his bachelor's degree from Ferris State in recreation leadership and management with a concentration in sport management. He completed his master's degree in sports administration in 2015 and is a member of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers.