Prior to joining the Bloomington Edge, Ted Schmitz has been on several collegiate coaching staffs, including the role as Assistant Coach for Eastern Illinois, Augustana College, Illinois State, and Illinois Wesleyan. Schmitz is also the radio color commentator on ISU football broadcasts. After his time spent as Assistant Coach, he became a coach and defensive coordinator, in the Canadian Football League, for the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Schmitz then began his journey with the Edge in 2006, where he became the Bloomington Extreme head coach. Currently, Schmitz acts as the Director of Player Personnel.