Tony Skole

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Tony Skole

Biographical Information[edit]

Tony Skole is a college coach.

Skole was a football, baseball and basketball star in high school; as a catcher, he helped Roswell to a state title in baseball in 1986. He was a baseball and football player at The Citadel. He hit the homer against the University of Miami that gave The Citadel a spot in the 1990 College World Series. Through 2009, it has been the school's only trip to the College World Series. He also had a game-winning hit against Cal State Fullerton in the CWS that year. In football, he helped the school to the NCAA I-AA playoffs twice and once led his conference in interceptions. One of his teammates in the 1990 College World Series, Dan McDonnell, would also become a college coach.

Skole was assistant coach at Lincoln Memorial University from 1992-1996 then head coach from 1997-1999. He helped develop Scot Shields and Brad Voyles while there.

In the fall of 1999, Skole became head coach at East Tennessee State University. The school had back-to-back 30-win seasons in the late 2000s, the first time they had done so since 1981-1982. They made it to the Atlantic Sun Conference finale in 2006, the school's first trip ever to a conference championship.

After 18 seasons at East Tennessee and 471 wins, Skole returned to his alma mater as head coach for the 2018 season.

Source: ETSU bio