Felician graduate Jimmy Schmitt returned to his alma mater in August 2015 to become the lead assistant for the Golden Falcons under then-first-year head coach Ivan Lewis. He was promoted by Lewis to associate head coach in August 2019.
Schmitt had served as a student assistant for Felician on the same staff as Lewis for Dave DeFerrari during the 2012-13 academic year. He was the head coach of the AAU U-17 New York Falcons before moving on to spend two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Frostburg (Md.) State University.
Schmitt began his collegiate playing career at Bergen Community College, helping the Bulldogs to a pair of regional championships. As a sophomore in 2009-10, he was the national assist leader in NJCAA Division III. Schmitt then transferred to Felician and set season and career Golden Falcon records for assist-to-turnover ratio that still stand. He was chosen Academic All-CACC and Capital One Academic All-District following his senior campaign.
Schmitt owns an A.A. degree in liberal arts from Bergen CC (2010), a B.S. in mathematics education from Felician (2013) and an M.S. in education administration from Frostburg State (2015). He graduated summa cum laude from Felician and served as vice president of the College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Schmitt is a graduate of Elmwood Park Memorial High and was a member of the Crusaders' 2007 sectional championship team. He resides in Elmwood Park.
Last updated 9/19/19