Brian Schmitz

Brian Schmitz


Brian Schmitz is the longest-tenured member of the Sentinel's sports staff, having left the Midwest chill to join the paper in 1975 upon graduating from the University of Iowa.

He currently covers the Orlando Magic, a beat he inherited four years ago.

Schmitz served as a columnist for 13 years at the Sentinel, earning various writing awards.

During his career, Schmitz has covered 22 Super Bowls, 12 World Series, eight NBA Finals, five Olympics, various championship boxing matches as well as Florida, FSU and the Miami Dolphins.