Pat Skerry

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Pat Skerry
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamTowson
ConferenceCAA
Record124–137
Biographical details
Born (1970-01-21) January 21, 1970 (age 49)
Medford, Massachusetts
Playing career
1988–1992Tufts
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1995Tufts (assistant)
1995–1996Stonehill (assistant)
1996–1998Curry
1998–2000Northeastern (assistant)
2000–2003William & Mary (assistant)
2003–2005College of Charleston (assistant)
2005–2008Rhode Island (assistant)
2008–2010Providence (assistant)
2010–2011Pittsburgh (assistant)
2011–presentTowson
Head coaching record
Overall148–162
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
CAA Coach of the Year (2013)

Patrick Joseph Skerry (born January 21, 1970) is the head coach of the Towson University Tigers men's basketball team.[1]

Biography[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Skerry played collegiate basketball at Tufts University where he set the school record for career assists (634) and single-season assists (198).[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After graduation, Skerry joined his alma mater's coaching staff, where he spent three seasons before moving on to Stonehill College for the 1995–96 season. A year later he took his first head coaching job at Curry College at the age of 26. In two seasons at the helm of the Colonials, Skerry compiled a 24–25 record.

In 1998, Skerry jumped to Northeastern University as an assistant coach for two seasons, before moving on to William & Mary (2000–03), College of Charleston (2003–05), University of Rhode Island (2005–08), Providence College (2008–10), and Pittsburgh (2010–11) before accepting the head coaching job at Towson, replacing Pat Kennedy.

Skerry's first season in charge of the Tigers saw the team go 1–31, with the lone win coming on January 28, 2012 against UNC-Wilmington, snapping the team's NCAA record 41-game losing streak.[3] One year later, Towson went 18–13, finishing second in the Colonial Athletic Association completing the biggest single season improvement in NCAA basketball history.[4] Despite the high finish, the Tigers were ineligible for the CAA Tournament and NCAA Tournament due to low APR scores that were earned under the previous coach, Pat Kennedy.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Curry Colonels (The Commonwealth Coast Conference) (1996–1998)
1996–97 Curry 11–13 N/A N/A
1997–98 Curry 13–12 N/A N/A
Curry: 24–25 (.490) N/A
Towson Tigers (Colonial Athletic Association) (2011–present)
2011–12 Towson 1–31 1–17 12th
2012–13 Towson 18–13 13–5 2nd
2013–14 Towson 25–11 13–3 2nd CIT Quarterfinals
2014–15 Towson 12–20 5–13 9th
2015–16 Towson 20–13 11–7 T–3rd Vegas 16 Quarterfinals
2016–17 Towson 20–13 11–7 3rd
2017–18 Towson 18–14 8–10 5th
2018–19 Towson 10–22 6–12 T–8th
Towson: 124–137 (.477) 68–74 (.479)
Total: 148–162 (.477)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pat Skerry, Head Coach". Towson University Athletics. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.gotuftsjumbos.com/sports/mbkb/records
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=320280119
  4. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=330610119