|Name Jerry Schmidt|
|Role American football head coach|
Jerry Schmidt (born September 19, 1962) is the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Oklahoma Sooners' football team.
High School and College
Schmidt was a 1980 graduate of Harvard High School in Harvard, Nebraska. He then attended the University of Nebraska, where he graduated in 1986.
Schmidt has coached at Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Florida, and Oklahoma as an assistant, director, coordinator, and director of sports enhancement. In his career with those teams, he has coached in five national title games. He owns championship rings from Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Florida. Schmidt was the 1991 Strength Coach of the Year by USAFitness, and he has worked with five Heisman winners. He has also worked with 20 NFL first-round draft picks. He is known for his discipline, intense workouts, and his advanced and innovative knowledge of his profession. His slogan, which is painted across a wall in Oklahoma's weight room, is "Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard!"