Brandon SchmidtBaton Rouge Community College announced today that Brandon Schmidt has been hired as the new head baseball coach to lead the program. Schmidt will be the fourth baseball coach in the program’s history. He was previously the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Hendrix College in Conway, AR. During his seven seasons at Hendrix, Schmidt coached seven All-Conference pitchers who averaged 6.83 strikeouts per game and allowed the fewest hits, runs, and walks in the program’s history. He also coached five Division I signees as the head coach for the Texarkana Twins during the summer stint in a Texas Collegiate League.

"Coach Schmidt ’s drive and passion for baseball and his player development skills are what stood out to me," said BRCC Athletics Director Brock Kantrow. "But more importantly, it’s his vision for the baseball program and his style of coaching that connects with the young men he recruits."

Schmidt is a native of Little Rock, AR, and played collegiate baseball at Central Arkansas and Crowder College in Missouri. He is confident that he can reenergize a Bears program that has been down for several years. Schmidt plans to build the program by developing talent and using different recruiting strategies.

"Pitching and defense is something that I like to focus on with the recruiting side of things," said new baseball coach Brandon Schmidt. "Pitching is my forte. I was a pitcher in both Division I and junior college."

Schmidt also served the previous seven years as the strength and conditioning coach. He plans to implement many of the training techniques and methods he’s developed throughout the years to keep his players in condition to maintain playing a 50 to 60 collegiate baseball schedule.

"I’ve definitely learned a lot throughout the strength and conditioning aspect," said Schmidt. "Especially for the young men that are incoming freshmen, they’re going to get a good understanding of what a base four-year university strength and conditioning schedule template looks like before they ever step foot on a four-year campus."

Schmidt earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Central Arkansas in 2016.

BRCC Athletics is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23, and the Louisiana Community College Athletic Conference (LCCAC). For additional information about BRCC Athletics, visit

Significant achievements while at Hendrix College:

  • Previous positions held were pitching coach, recruiting coordinator, strength and conditioning coach.
  • Coached 7 All-Southern Athletic Association (SAA) pitchers.
  • In 2020, his pitchers allowed the fewest hits, runs, earned runs, and walks in program history. Also, posted the third lowest opponent batting average, and averaged the second most strikeouts per nine innings.
  • In 2019, his pitchers led the SAA and ranked third nationally in shutouts. Also, ranked third in the league in strikeout-to-walk ratio and the fewest walks allowed per nine innings.
  • In 2018, his pitching staff recorded the most strikeouts looking and third most shutouts in the history of the program.