- Co-Head Coach
- Mission Viejo, CA
- High School:
- Mission Viejo
- Women's Soccer
- US Soccer Federation "C" License
- U.C. Irvine
- Mt. SAC Starting Year:
Rachel Schmid enters her first season with the Mt. SAC Women’s Soccer Program as Co-Head Coach. Schmid currently serves on the coaching staff of the L.A. Galaxy Girls Academy as head coach of the U19’s (2019-2020 season) and also as the academies Sports Performance Coach (2017 to present). As sports performance coach, she facilitates all aspects of the team's performance including warm up, speed & agility, weightlifting, fitness, performance testing, gap programs, recover/regeneration and all other physical preparation. She has also worked as a coach with United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Camps.
Prior to working with the L.A. Galaxy she also served as an Assistant Coach with the U.C. Irvine Women’s Soccer Program (2016-17), Fullerton College (2016-17), Fullerton Rangers Youth Soccer Club (2016-19) and Marymount California University (2012-2016).
She has also served as a sports performance coach with Velocity Sports Performance (2013-15) and an administrative assistant for the Cal State Fullerton Women’s Soccer Team (2012).
Schmidt currently runs Schmid Akadmie (formerly S3P) a sports performance company that also provides college prep summer fitness camps.
Schmidt prepped at Mission Viejo High School (Mission Viejo, CA) where she led the team as team captain and captured a CIF SS Championship in 2002 (sophomore year). She continued her career and education at U.C. Irvine where she played from 2005-2008 as a defender and also led the team as captain. After college, she continue playing professionally for the Los Angeles Strikers FC in the W-League from 2011-2013.
Schmid received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from U.C. Irvine and her Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton. She currently holds a USSF National “C” License and is a Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
She currently resides in Orange, CA with her husband Kyle, the men's soccer associate head coach at Loyola Marymount University and their two young sons Elliott and Arthur.
In her spare time she enjoys lifting heavy weights, spending time with her family, learning new things, brewing kombucha and being creative.