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Austin Jerry Schmidt

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1982


Johns Hopkins University

Jerry Schmidt attended St. Paul's School where he played three years of varsity lacrosse and helped the team to win the 1957 MSA Championship. He was chosen for the first team All-Maryland All-Stars in 1957 and 1958. After graduating from high school, Jerry moved on to Johns Hopkins, where he played three years of collegiate varsity lacrosse from 1960 to 1962. 

He was chosen first team All-American in 1961 and 1962, and a third team All-American in 1960. In 1962, Jerry played for the South as they defeated the North, 14-4. In his last year at Johns Hopkins (1962), he won the coveted Turnbull Award for being the nation's outstanding attackman. 

Jerry never played club lacrosse after his graduation from Hopkins, but he never deserted the game. On the contrary, he served as head coach at Hobart from 1968 to 1979, and at Princeton from 1982 to 1987. He also served as assistant coach at Calvert Hall, Cornell, and Navy. He led his Hobart team to three Division III championships in 1972, 1976 and 1977. Jerry was named Coach of the Year in 1977. In 2002, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Jerry Schmidt passed away in 2004.