IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former University of Iowa student-athlete Jeff Schmid has been named interim assistant coach for the Iowa men’s golf program, UI head coach Tyler Stith announced Thursday.
“We are excited to welcome Jeff into our program,” said Stith. “He brings a wealth of competitive experience and knowledge of the game. The team will certainly benefit from his involvement this spring.”
Schmid brings 18 years of professional golf experience and nine years of instruction and coaching experience to the Hawkeyes. He has served as a golf instructor and golf professional at country clubs in Columbia, Missouri, and worked for 15 years in managing corporate golf outings for Fortune 500 companies around the world.
As a former team captain and letterwinner with the University of Iowa men’s golf team, Schmid earned All-Big Ten honors in 1989 and Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 1990. He received medalist honors at three tournaments during his Hawkeye career, winning the Spartan Invitational (1988-89), Purdue Invitational (1989-90), and the Drake Relays Invitational (1989-90).
In 1991, Schmid began his career as a touring golf professional where he remained until 2008. He has also served as a volunteer assistant golf coach for both the men’s and women’s teams at the University of Missouri (2012-17) and the women’s golf team at Stetson University (2008-10).
Schmid earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iowa in 1990. He is married to current Iowa head women’s tennis coach, Sasha Schmid.