Towson University has extended men’s basketball coach Pat Skerry’s through the 2020-2021 season, the school has announced. The extension comes after the Tigers posted their second 20-win season in three years under Skerry’s leadership.
“Our men’s basketball program has excelled under the leadership of Coach Skerry and we’re thrilled to extend his contract through the 2020-21 season,” said Towson Director of Athletics Tim Leonard in a statement. “Our future is bright and I am excited to see the continued growth of our program under his leadership. Pat and his staff have done an extraordinary job recruiting and developing the type of student-athletes that work tremendously hard both on the court and in the classroom.”
Skerry has elevated the Towson program during his time at the helm. Over the last four years, Towson has won 75 games, earned a pair of postseason victories and become a consistently competitive force in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
Since the start of the 2012-13 season, Towson is tied with Northeastern for the most regular season conference victories with 43. Three of Towson’s most winningest seasons in the Division I-era have come under Skerry, who was named CAA Coach of the Year following the 2012-13 season.
“I am excited to have the chance of continuing to represent Towson University,” Skerry said. “I’d like to thank Mr. Leonard for extending this offer to me and my family and also for his personal involvement that he has had in this process. I am appreciative of the support of our administration, faculty, students and the fans during my time here. They have all played an important role in the growth of our program. I’m thrilled to be the basketball coach here at Towson especially now as we are building our program and I think that we can continue to do great things. Each and every day I feel blessed to wake up and have a passion to do a job I love– coach basketball, teach young people and make a positive difference in the life of every young man in our program — on the court, in the classroom and in the community.”
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