Brad Schmidt is in his third season as Creighton’s strength and conditioning coach for the Bluejay baseball team. A graduate of Iowa State in 2008, Schmidt served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at South Dakota State for two years before taking the same position at Creighton in January of 2012.
Schmidt is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as a certified sports performance coach by USA Weightlifting.
Creighton student-athletes benefit from a year-round strength training and conditioning program in the Frank J. Iwersen Strength and Conditioning Facility. The 4,000-square-foot facility in the Vinardi Athletic Center gives Creighton student-athletes one of the finest strength and conditioning facilities in the country for a school that does not sponsor football.
The facility features five Olympic platforms with complete sets of Olympic bumper plates, the most up-to-date weight training machines, a free weight area with over 10,000 pounds of weights, including a complete set of dumbbells, training equipment, aerobic training equipment, and video and audio systems to help the staff monitor and teach proper techniques. All of the equipment is Power Lift or Hammer Strength Equipment, making Creighton one of the few universities of its size to incorporate and use the push/pull hammer strength technology.
This facility, as well as a newer one in the Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center, serve as the focal points for all strength and conditioning activities for Creighton student-athletes.