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Albert "Al" L. Skinner

  • Player
  • Varsity Seasons: 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74
  • Number: 30
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 4“
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • High School: Malverne
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthdate: June 16, 1952

At UMass

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Skinner and UMass Athletic Director John McCutcheon, at his number retirement ceremony

1973-74 Senior year

  • Team Captain and All-America honorable mention selection
  • NABC All-District First Team selection
  • Averaged a double-double, with 18.8 points and 11.0 rebounds. Shot 62% from the field
  • Started all 26 games
  • Led Massachusetts to a second-consecutive Yankee Conference title
  • Led the Yankee in scoring at 18.7 ppg, and led the team in rebounding (10.9 rpg)
  • Recorded the first triple-double in school history, against St. Peter's, on 12/28/1973, with 27 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists. (UMass would not see another triple-double until Stephane Lasme's on 11/22/2006.) The 27 points also set his career high.

1972-73 Junior year

  • Led UM to the Yankee Conference title
  • Led the team in scoring (14.9 ppg) and rebounding (8.8 rpg)
  • NABC All-District First Team selection

1971-72 Sophomore year

  • First on the team in rebounding (8.7 rpg), second in scoring (13.3 ppg)

Statistics

SeasonGPGSMinMPGFGFGA%FTFTA%PtsPPGTRBRPGPFFOAAPG
1971-722622??122239.510102140.72934613.32268.7?0?2.5
1972-732726??161305.52879105.75240114.92388.8?0?4.1
1973-742626??196316.62096124.77448818.828511.0?0?5.5
Career7974261633.1479860.557277369.751123515.67499.524303204.1

Post-UMass

Coaching - College

  • Compiled a 426-375 record across 26 seasons at Rhode Island, Boston College, and Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State (2015-19)

Bryant (2013-15)

Spent two seasons as the associate head coach at Bryant, under head coach Tim O'Shea. (O'Shea worked on Skinner's staffs during Skinner's entire time at URI, and his first four years at Boston College.)

BC & URI

Record as a head coach at BC & URI (22 seasons):

Overall%Conf%Post-season
22 Seasons385-291.570178-182.4949 NCAA, 3 NIT

Boston College

SeasonOverall%Conf%Conf PlacePost-season
1997-9815-16.4846-12.3336th (BE 6)
1998-996-21.2223-15.16713th
1999-200011-19.3673-13.18813th
2000-0127-5.84413-3.8131st (East)NCAA
2001-0220-12.6258-8.5004th (East)NCAA
2002-0319-12.61310-6.6251st (East)NIT
2003-0424-10.70610-6.6255thNCAA
2004-0525-5.83313-3.8131stNCAA
2005-0628-8.77811-5.6883rdNCAA
2006-0721-12.63610-6.6255thNCAA
2007-0814-17.4524-12.25011th
2008-0922-12.6479-7.5636thNCAA
2009-1015-16.4846-10.3758th
Total247-165.600106-106.500 7 NCAA, 1 NIT

Rhode Island

SeasonOverall%A-10%A-10 PlacePost-season
1988-8913-15.4649-9.5005th
1989-9015-13.53611-7.6114th
1990-9111-17.3936-12.3339th
1991-9222-10.6889-7.5634thNIT
1992-9319-11.6338-6.5715thNCAA
1993-9411-16.4077-9.4386th
1994-957-20.2592-14.1259th
1995-9620-14.5888-8.5004th (East)NIT
1996-9720-10.66712-4.7502nd (East)NCAA
Total138-126.52372-76.486 2 NCAA, 2 NIT

As a URI coach, Skinner was 2-18 (.100) against his alma mater. 18 of those 20 games were against UMass coach John Calipari.

Marist

Professional basketball

|Skinner in action with the Nets|Skinner and Erving with the Nets|

Other

Skinner made something of a cameo in the film Good Will Hunting. A Boston Globe article, about how he was close to being named the coach at Boston College, hangs on the wall in the background.

skinner_al.txt · Last modified: 2024/02/01 16:01 by mikeuma