Joe Schmidt Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Joe Schmidt Biography

Joe Schmidt HonFRCSI is a New Zealand and also Irish rugby union coach, who became the attack coach for the New Zealand national team from 2022 until 2023. Likewise, Schmidt coached Bay of Plenty, and became an assistant coach along with the Blues and Clermont Auvergne.

How old is Joe Schmidt? – Age

The Irish rugby union coach is 58 years old as of 2023. He was born on 12 September 1965, in Woodville, New Zealand, where he also grew up.

How tall is Joe Schmidt? – Height

Schmidt is 6 feet 0 inches (1.82 m) tall.

Joe Schmidt Mother, Father – Family

Schmidt was born in Kawakawa, Northland, New Zealand, and raised up in Woodville – population 1470 – near Palmerston North. In addition, he went to Tararua College in Pahiatua. Besides, he taught English and/or coached at Palmerston North Boys’ High, Napier Boys’ High School and also Tauranga Boys’ College, where he became deputy principal.

Is Joe Schmidt Married? – Wife

Schmidt was granted Irish citizenship on 2 September 2015. Later, his son Luke was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was four years and Schmidt has become involved with Epilepsy Ireland. Due to Schmidt’s high-profile advocacy for epilepsy services, he became awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (HonFRCSI) in May 2019. He got married to Kellie Schmidt and blessed with four children Luke Schmidt, Abby Schmidt, Ella Schmidt, and Tim Schmidt.

Joe Schmidt photo
Joe Schmidt photo

Acting Career

Schmidt as well took up the option to coach New Zealand Schools, prior to leaving teaching to coach Bay of Plenty from 2003 to 2004. While at the Steamers he received the Ranfurly Shield defeating Auckland on 15 August 2004. Moreover, the Steamers had one successful defence of the title prior to losing to Canterbury. Schmidt as well joined the Blues as assistant coach from 2004 to 2007 where, in his final year, they were as well knocked out in the semi-final.

Furthermore, Schmidt moved to Europe and later joined Clermont Auvergne in 2007 as backs coach under Vern Cotter who he had before served with in Auckland. Besides, the side finished Top 14 runners-up twice in 2008 & 2009. Additionally in 2010 the side finally won the competition, after 11 appearances in the final.

Ireland national team


On 29 April 2013, the IRFU announced that Schmidt would leave his position as Leinster coach to take over the Ireland coaching position left unoccupied by Declan Kidney. Likewise, Schmidt’s first contract would run until the end of the 2015–16 season. Again his first game in charge of Ireland became against Samoa on 9 November 2013 – Ireland won the match 40–9 The following week, Ireland were convincingly beaten by Australia, losing 32–15.

Moreover in December 2014, Schmidt was named as the Philips Sports Manager of the Year and as well named as the manager of the Year at the 2014 RTÉ Sports awards.

Ireland received their tenth test match on 1 March 2015 in a row after a 19–9 win against England in the 2015 Six Nations Championship, equalling an Irish record set in 2003. Moreover, that run came to an end in the next match on 15 March when Ireland lost 23–16 against Wales at the Millennium Stadium, a defeat that later ended Ireland’s hopes of winning the Grand Slam.

Joe Schmidt Net Worth

Citing his career, Schmidt sits at an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

Joe Schmidt Instagram

You can find and follow Joe on Instagram using the account @joeschmidtiv

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