Veteran staff member Robert "Bubba" Schmidt is in his 36th season as basketball equipment manager at West Virginia.
Schmidt is responsible for all the athletic garb and gear worn and used by each of WVU's varsity athletic teams, with the exception of football. He is responsible for the ordering of new equipment for 17 sports. One of his primary duties involves keeping an up-to-date inventory of all equipment items and storage, a task he handles efficiently for the hundreds of Mountaineer athletes practicing out of the Coliseum and Shell Building.
The 1976 graduate of WVU has a bachelor's degree in physical education. He has worked in the equipment room since 1978 and was elevated to equipment manager at the start of the 1980 season.
The Wheeling native is married to the former Betsey Pedone. They have three daughters, Kaylee, Iliana, and Anne Peyton.