Attila Schmidt, a 2008 graduate of Lake Forest College, joined the Forester coaching staff prior to the 2010 season.
Schmidt has helped lead the Foresters to a 25-9-3 (.676) overall record and the team has outscored its opponents 91-36 during his two seasons on staff. Lake Forest tallied more goals while allowing fewer scores than any other Midwest Conference team each of the last two years. The Foresters' appearance in the four-team MWC Tournament in 2011 was their first in six seasons.
Lake Forest players have earned six All-MWC honors in the last two years and forward Mahir Mameledzija was an all-region selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Schmidt currently holds a National “C” License from the United States Soccer Federation and a National Diploma from the NSCAA. He is also the head coach of multiple teams at the youth club level for the Greater Libertyville Soccer Association. The 2012-13 season marks his fifth year as a youth club soccer head coach.
Schmidt was a four-year letter winner, three-year starter, and two-time captain for Lake Forest. He was voted the team's Most Improved Player as a freshman and earned All-Midwest Conference honors as a midfielder each of the next three years, including first team distinction as a sophomore and senior. The Akron, Ohio, native led the Foresters in goals and points his sophomore and junior seasons and in assists as a sophomore and senior. He finished his four seasons ranked ninth in team history with 18 career assists and tied-for-15th with 58 points.
As a student, Schmidt earned Academic All-Conference Honors his final three seasons. He was also inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society in Economics.