|Position:||Graduate Assistant Coach|
Emily Schmit enters her first season with the Pacific women’s water polo program in 2012 after a distinguished coaching career at the collegiate club level.
Schmit comes to Pacific from De Anza College, where she served as the head coach for both the women’s and men’s squads. She took over the school’s women’s program in 2008 in its first year of competition. Schmit assumed head coaching duties over the men’s team a year later in its first season of competition.
Prior to her stint at De Anza College, Schmit acted as head coach of the women’s and men’s club teams at the University of Arizona. In 2008, she coached the women’s team to a fourth-place finish at the National Collegiate Club Championships, improving upon the squad’s seventh-place finish in 2007. The women’s team also won consecutive Southwest Conferene titles during her time on the deck.
On the men’s side, Schmit saw both the “A” and “B” teams finish first and second in the Southwest Conference, a feat that had not been done before. Schmit was recognized as the Southwest Conference Coach of the Year for the both the women and the men in 2007 and the women in 2008. While at Arizona, she earned her Juris Doctorate and Master of Arts degree in Women’s Studies.
Schmit competed at Indiana University from 1998 to 1999. In her two seasons as a Hoosier, she saw time in 58 matches, recording eight goals, nine assists, 22 steals, and five drawn ejections. She earned her bachelor’s degree in gender studies, history, and sociology from Indiana.