An experienced account executive and a talented broadcaster, Robb Schmidt serves as Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing and Promotions for Youngstown State. He also oversees the department's broadcast operations.
A native of Warren, Schmidt brought an extensive television and radio sales background to his position. He is in his 12th year with the Athletic Department in 2017-18, and he has been the radio play-by-play announcer for the men's basketball program the past 13 seasons.
At YSU, Schmidt helps generate income through marketing, sponsorship, ticket sales and promotions. He also directs, creates and develops strategies for all athletic department broadcasts, including the Penguin Sports Radio Network, radio and television coaches' shows, special radio/TV programming and Internet broadcasts.
Prior to coming to YSU, he spent nearly 15 years as a television broadcaster at WKBN / WYFX in Youngstown. Schmidt served as the weekend sports anchor/reporter for six years before taking over as the station's Sports Director in 1998. He held that position until moving into his news anchor role in the spring of 2005.
Schmidt began his broadcast career as an account executive/sports director at WRRO Radio in Warren, Ohio from 1986 through 1995.
He earned his degree in telecommunications from Kent State University in 1986.
Robb and his wife Vicki, have a daughter, Emily. Emily graduated from YSU in the spring of 2017.