MCC’s Coach Steve Schmidt to be honored Jan. 20 for 700th win
Michigan Senator Jim Ananich, will join the City of Flint, Genesee County, and the Mott Community College (MCC) Family in recognizing MCC Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Schmidt on winning his 700th career game at a ceremony Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m. between the Women’s and Men’s basketball games against Macomb Community College.
Schmidt’s 700th win came on Wednesday, January 10, in a game against Schoolcraft College.
“We want to recognize this career milestone for Coach Schmidt and honor his commitment and dedication to his players not only on the basketball court, but also in their academic and personal success,” said Al Perry, MCC Athletic Director.
“Coach Schmidt’s tireless enthusiasm for coaching is evident at MCC — on the court and in the classroom—where discipline, unselfishness and accountability are the ‘Bear’ essentials,” Perry added.
Schmidt has been at the helm of one the most consistently successful basketball programs in collegiate basketball for 26 years. Since taking the reins at Mott in 1991, his teams have won four National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championships and 80 percent of their games. He is winningest coach in MCC history!
In addition to achieving the 700 wins milestone, Coach Schmidt has eight NJCAA tournament Final Four appearances and seven championship game appearances. His track record of player development includes four National Players of the Year and 18 All-Americans, and he holds the highest winning percentage in NJCAA National tournament history. Schmidt has led his team to nine Regional, 10 State and 15 Conference titles, and has sent players to major NCAA conferences including the Big Ten, Big East, SEC, Big 12 and ACC. He was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2010.
Schmidt is also a member of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Hall of Fame and the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame. In 2016, CoachStat, a national basketball coaching publication, ranked him as one of the top five JUCO coaches in the nation.
Coach Schmidt takes a great deal of pride in helping student athletes develop as players and people in order to attain their goals at MCC and beyond. During his tenure, 85 former players have had the opportunity to continue their careers at four-year colleges and universities.
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