Derek Schmidt
Derek  Schmidt

Position:
Assistant Director of Video Services

Alma Mater:
TCU


Derek Schmidt joined the Minnesota football program as assistant director of video services in March 2017.

Schmidt assists director of video Matt Childers and helps oversee the department’s student staff. In addition, he shoots and edits video for coached and student athletes and also helps the team prepare for upcoming opponents.

Schmidt came to Minnesota from TCU where he graduated from in May 2016 with a degree in sports broadcasting. While a student at TCU, he was a videographer for the team for three years. Schmidt traveled with the team and assisted in all video needs and also shot in-game highlights for promotional videos. He also worked with the Fort Worth Cats baseball team and Fort Worth Vaqueros soccer team while he was a student.

After graduation, he was a video graduate assistant at TCU for one year and produce video and motion-graphic content for all of TCU’s social media channels. Schmidt also edited weekly motivational videos and worked closely with the recruiting and social media departments.

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