Volunteer Assistant Coach
Brett Schneider joined the FAU coaching staff in August of 2016, and was elevated to assistant coach following the season. He will coach the outfielders, assist with the hitters and serve as first base coach. Additionally, he is the camp director for the Owl Baseball Academy, coordinates recruiting visits and organizes opponent scouting reports.
In 2016, Schneider was the team's director of baseball operations while completing his master's degree in educational leadership. He coordinated the team's travel and game day umpires, as well as the team's budgeting. He also was involved with academic support services for the student-athletes, worked showcases and camps, and help planned visits for prospective student-athletes.
An alumnus of North Florida, where he received his bachelor of education in sport management, Schneider served many roles as he earned his undergraduate degree. He was an assistant academic advisor and intern at the school, working with baseball, men's and women's golf, and softball. Prior to that, he was a three-year student assistant with the Ospreys' baseball team, serving as the visiting team liaison, ordering inventory and again being in charge of on-campus visits for PSA's.
Schneider has extensive baseball instruction experience as well. He has been a private hitting instructor at the Hard Knoxx Baseball Academy in Jacksonville and an offseason winter instructor in Delray Beach. For three years, he has worked with the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League. During 2016, he was named the summer league team's hitting coach as well as taking on third base coaching duties.
During this past offseason, Schneider was named as manager of the Richmond Jazz in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. He took over a team that won 12 games in 2016, and led them to 29 overall wins and to the final game of the league championship series. For his efforts, he was selected 2017 Great Lakes League Manager of the Year.