Schmitz joined the Extreme in 2005 as the team's head coach. In 2008, he moved to the front office as Director of Player Personnel, but also assumed the role of Defensive Coordinator. In 2010, he returned to the head coaching position after the Extreme got off to a 3-5 under Kenton Carr. Bloomington went 6-0 under Schmitz and made the IFL playoffs.
Prior to joining the Extreme, Schmitz was an assistant at Eastern Illinois, Augustana College, Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan and was the radio color commentator on ISU football broadcasts. Schmitz also spent eight seasons as a defensive assistant with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and served as the interim head coach for six games during the 1987 season after head coach Al Bruno suffered a mild heart attack.
|HAM||1987||1||5||0||.167||3rd in East Division||0||0||Interim head coach|
|BLO||2006||5||10||0||.333||2nd in Central Division||0||0||Missed playoffs|
|BLO||2007||8||7||0||.533||4th in Eastern Division||1||1||Lost to Lexington Horsemen 67-49|
|BLO||2010||6||0||0||1.000||2nd in Central North Division||0||1||Lost to Wichita Wild 61-48|
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