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2019 WJC | Matt Schmidt, Athletic Trainer

Matt Schmidt is serving on the staff of a U.S. national team in International Ice Hockey Federation competition for the first time. Schmidt holds previous international experience with USA Wrestling from 2006-13.

Currently the associate head athletic trainer at Minnesota State, Schmidt's responsibilities include providing general oversight, coordination and delivery of athletic training and sports medicine services for the University's NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey programs. Schmidt also supervises graduate assistants, oversees the department's athletic training supply inventory along with maintaining the Impact Concussion site for all student-athletes.

Prior to Minnesota State, Schmidt served two seasons (2013-15) as the head athletic trainer for the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League. Schmidt, who also worked with Sioux City from 2000-03, spent 11 years (2003-14) as the head athletic trainer at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where he also served as strength and conditioning coach for the Red Raiders and was an instructor in the kinesiology department.

Schmidt holds international experience with USA Wrestling that dates back to 2006, including the NGB's World Team Trials in 2006 and 2007, U.S. Open National Championships in 2007, and the Cadet/Junior National Championships (2006-present).

He earned an undergraduate degree in physical education from Northwestern in 2000 and owns a master's degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of South Dakota in 2006.

He and his wife, Gena, have three children - Gabby, Gage and Grady.