Athletic Department


“The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity, leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.”

Scott Schmidt FNU Athletic Director and Head Coach

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Scott Schmidt has been involved with basketball his entire life.  He attended Mitchell high school in Mitchell, South Dakota where he played two years of varsity basketball, four years varsity baseball and two years in varsity football.  Schmidt attended college in South Dakota (Dakota Wesleyan University) where he also took part in varsity basketball and baseball while attaining his Bachelors in Business Administration.  Scott has since achieved his Masters in Sports and Leisure commerce from the University of Memphis while being a part of the Mike Miller Foundation. Read more…

Latest News:

Florida National University signs 6’7’’ Hialeah Native Christopher Miranda:

Chris Miranda signed his letter of intent to play basketball for the Conquistadors of Florida National University (FNU) on Monday, August 5th. “I’m looking forward in seeing his growth throughout the season.  I have seen him play several times and each time he has improved his body, footwork and skillset,” said Schmidt, the FNU Conquistadors Head Coach. Miranda, who attended. Read more…

Florida National University Signs Its First Men’s Basketball Player:


On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Julian “Dauntae” Johnson signed his letter of intent to become the first player to join Florida National University’s Men’s Basketball Team. The 6’4” and 190 lbs Point Guard hails from East Bradenton, Florida.

Dauntae graduated from North Port High School where he played varsity basketball for 4 (four) consecutive years. While at North Port, Dauntae was nominated for the Top 100 Players in Florida and was placed on the All-Area Team.  In his senior year, Dauntae averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Read more…

 Florida National University to Commence an Athletic Department:

“With this program we are looking to create a tradition of excellence at Florida National University, something that will not only impact the potential student-athletes at FNU, but the student body and community as a whole,” said Schmidt, the one-time personal assistant of Miami Heat sharpshooter, Mike Miller. Read more…