Joe Schmidt is a rugby coach from New Zealand and Ireland, served as the attack coach for the New Zealand national team from 2022 to 2023. He has also coached Bay of Plenty and worked as an assistant coach with the Blues and Clermont Auvergne.
Age- 58 years
Full name-Josef Schmidt
Height- 6 feet
Born- 12 September 1965
Birthplace- Woodville, New Zealand
Profession-Irish rugby union coach
Information Regarding Joe Schmidt’s Parents is Unavailable
He is married to Kellie Schmidt, and the couple has four children named Luke Schmidt, Ella Schmidt, Tim Schmidt, and Abby Schmidt. Schmidt’s son Luke was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of four, leading Schmidt to actively engage with and support Epilepsy Ireland.
He attended Tararua College in Pahiatua and pursued training as a school teacher.
After becoming a school teacher, Schmidt played rugby in New Zealand, featuring in 29 provincial championship games for Manawatu. In 1991, during a gap year, he and his wife Kellie traveled to Ireland. There, he coached Mullingar RFC’s underage teams and played amateur rugby in the Irish lower leagues. Afterward, he returned to New Zealand, teaching English and coaching at various schools, including Palmerston North Boys’ High, Napier Boys’ High School, and Tauranga Boys’ College, where he also served as deputy principal.
Schmidt transitioned from teaching to coaching, leading Bay of Plenty to victory in the Ranfurly Shield in 2004. He then joined Clermont Auvergne in 2007. Schmidt became Leinster’s head coach in 2010, winning multiple titles. In 2013, he took over as Ireland’s head coach, achieving remarkable success. Despite offers from New Zealand, Schmidt extended his contract until 2019.
He won the 2018 Six Nations and was named World Rugby Coach of the Year. At the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Ireland reached the quarterfinals. Schmidt briefly worked with the Spanish national team in 2020. He became World Rugby’s director of rugby but resigned in 2021.
In 2022, Schmidt joined the All Blacks’ coaching setup as attack coach, contributing to their 2022 Rugby Championship win.
Joe Schmidt’s estimated net worth is around 10 million.
Latest News about Joe Schmidt
Rugby Australia Announces Joe Schmidt as New Wallabies Head Coach
Rugby Australia has appointed Joe Schmidt, a New Zealand coach, as the new head coach of the Wallabies, succeeding Eddie Jones. Schmidt will officially start his role on March 1 and will lead the team for the next two seasons, including the British and Irish Lions tour. Previously serving as the All Blacks assistant coach, Schmidt played a crucial role in their quarter-final victory over Ireland.
With Ireland, he achieved significant success, including three Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam in 2018, and reaching the No.1 world ranking in 2019. Schmidt will report to Rugby Australia’s director of high-performance, Peter Horne, and collaborate with David Nucifora, his performance director during his time with Ireland.