Women’s tennis head coach Sasha Schmid looks to enter her fifth season with the Stetson women’s tennis program.
While at Stetson, Schmid has coached 17 Atlantic Sun All-Academic honorees, 11 ITA-All America Academic Award winners, eight Atlantic Sun All-Conference performers and four Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team selections.
After working to rebuild the struggling program during her first three years with the Hatters, Schmid's team had a breakthrough season in 2005 that led them to a school record .696 team winning percentage, left them tied for second in single season wins (16), and earned her 2005 Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year honors. While claiming a #2 seeding in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, the Hatters also went on to compete in their first conference tournament finals since 1987.
Schmid came to Stetson from the University of Iowa where she established the Recreational Services Tennis Program, which provided Iowa students, faculty, staff, and the local community affordable, well-coached tennis instruction. The program grew to include over 150 participants during Schmid’s tenure as director.
From 1998-2000, Schmid served as the assistant coach for the Iowa women’s tennis team. She was responsible for recruiting, team travel, booster correspondence, and organizing free tennis clinics sponsored by the women’s tennis team. During the 1999 season, Schmid helped her team reach the Sweet 16 in their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The team also returned to the tournament again 2000.
In 1996-97, Schmid served as the assistant women’s tennis coach at Northwestern. She was responsible for recruiting, organizing team travel, and maintaining the program’s budget.
A 1996 graduate from the University of Iowa, Schmid was a four-year letterwinner on the Iowa tennis team. She played at #1 and #2 singles, and she was named the team’s Most Valuable Player her senior year.
Schmid earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Iowa in December, 1999, and gained her Bar Admission from the State of Iowa in February, 2000.
Schmid resides in DeLand with her husband, Jeff, a professional golfer.