Assistant Coach and Scout
- Experience: 1st year in MLS
- Age: 31 (03/24/1982)
- Pronunciation: SH-mid
- Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
- Joined Sounders: 2009
- Previous Clubs: UC Irvine
Kurt Schmid was named the Seattle Sounders FC scout and assistant coach on March 12, 2009. Entering his fifth season on the staff, Schmid is Seattle’s primary international and college scout.
Prior to joining Sounders FC, Schmid was an assistant coach at the collegiate level, first at Saint Mary’s College, then from 2007-08 at UC Irvine. In 2008, UC Irvine won both the Big West Conference regular season and tournament championship, and the Anteaters earned an NCAA tournament berth. All three were first-time achievements for the UCI program.
Schmid was a member of the Region IV ODP boys coaching staff the past two years and also coached at West Coast FC. Previously he was a coach for South Bay Soccer Club. His coaching career began at South High School in Torrance, Calif.
Schmid, 30, played at Wake Forest and UCLA and was a member of the Bruins’ 2002 NCAA Championship team. He is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Business-Economics.
Schmid and his wife, Joanne, have one daughter, Reagan Marie.
- The Schmids
- Ezra Hendrickson and Kurt Schmid
- Coaching Staff
- 2011 SuperDraft
- Coaches watching
- Prematch huddle
- Landing In Madrid
- Before the Suns/Trailblazers game
- Grandes Sports World