Schneider Named University of Saint Mary Head Women’s Basketball Coach

University of Saint Mary Vice President of Athletics Rob Miller has announced the hiring of Brett Schneider as the new head women’s basketball coach.

Schneider, a Canyon, Texas native has 20 years of coaching experience as an assistant/associate head coach. Most recently, Schneider was the assistant women’s basketball coach at Texas Tech University from 2013-14.

At Texas Tech, Schneider signed three Junior College All-Americans who were all ranked in the top 50 in the country.

He also has coached at the University of Memphis as an assistant where he helped lead the team to a second place finish in the conference in 2012. He also helped the team to the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) in 2010 and the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) in 2011 and 2012.

In 2007-2009, Schneider served as the Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While with the Kangaroos, he helped the team to an improvement of four wins in one year. The team also upset the No. 2 seeded team in the Summit League Postseason Tournament.

Schneider has also coached at Sam Houston State University, the University of Missouri-Columbia and West Texas A&M University.

At West Texas A&M, he helped the team to an overall record of 248-76 and helped the team to an NCAA Regional Tournament berth six times.

He has also served as the owner of Sweat with Success Consulting, which helps prospective student-athletes with the recruiting process.

Schneider earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Science from West Texas A&M University in 1997 and his Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2002.