Sunday, April 26, 2015

Kennesaw St. hires Al Skinner


Kennesaw State made all speculation official by hiring Al Skinner as its next basketball coach. Many felt it was a done deal from the start due to the relationship between Skinner and KSU Athletic Director Vaugh Williams. Williams worked at BC (and got his masters at BC) during some of Skinner's best seasons.

There are numerous BC alums in athletic departments around the country who had the chance to hire Skinner since he left the Heights. I am glad that Williams finally did.

As I wrote previously, I think Skinner will do well there. He always had a good eye for talent and there are enough second-tier players here in metro Atlanta to compete. Plus the college game has drastically changed with transfers and 5th years. Skinner and KSU seem well positioned to find those guys looking for a second chance or one last shot.

The local media doesn't care about KSU, so that won't bother Al. The Alumni base is not overly demanding and won't expect him at chicken dinner after chicken dinner. All he needs to do is win and coach basketball. This works. Best of luck to him and I hope he goes out on top.

7 comments:

JBQ said...

I liked Skinner. I wish him well.

Hoib said...

Thrilled, he's won everywhere he's been, so no reason he won't here. I guess I'm a kennesaw St fan now.

Al said...

Skinner is a good hoop coach. His BC teams were so tough. Good luck to him at KSU, he will do great. I'm going to follow them.

Does BC have enough players for next year?

bc1900 said...

Odds they make it to tourney before BC? I say even.

TonyW said...

Al was a great BC coach.
Wish him well.

Andrew said...

Good to see Vaughn Williams is doing well. I met him in high school- he let me do some b.s. internship and actually took the time to find things for me to do, meet with me, etc. Best of luck to him and Al!

Big Jack Krack said...

Williams got Al for $175K plus incentives (plus what BC is paying him thanks to Gene DeFilldicko).