Schmidt Nominated for Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Schmidt Nominated for Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

The list of 2020 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame nominees was released on April 14 and includes former Albion College football coach, Pete Schmidt.

Before coaching at Albion, Schmidt was the head coach at Okemos High School from 1974-1981. During that time, he led Okemos to six conference championships with a record of 60-13.

Schmidt was the head coach at Albion from 1983-1996. Under Coach Schmidt, the Britons played to an overall record of 104-27-4 and won the 1994 NCAA Division III National Championship.

In the MIAA conference, Schmidt tied the league record with nine football championships, including eight consecutive titles from 1989 through 1996. His career record in conference games is 55-11-4. He finished his career at Albion with five straight seasons in which the Britons were 5-0 against conference opponents.

Voting is open to the public until the deadline April 30. To vote for Pete Schmidt and the rest of this year's nominees, go to and follow the instructions given. With a list of nominees that includes Chauncey Billups, Ivan Rodriguez, and Chris Webber, all voting and support is needed and appreciated!


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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email