Blaine Schmidt, a former Division II collegiate, student-athlete, is from Gettysburg, South Dakota. Blaine graduated with Honors from Northern State University with a degree in Human Performance and Fitness and minor in Coaching. While there, he spent some time working as an intern with the Athletic Trainers. Blaine was also awarded the NSIC All Academic Team all 4 years at NSU.
Prior to joining the Athlete Training and Health staff, Blaine developed a Summer Strength and Conditioning program for athletes in grades 7-12 at three high schools located in South Dakota.