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Al Skinner

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

1973-74 Senior year

  • Team Captain and All-America honorable mention selection.
  • Averaged a double-double, with 18.8 points and 11.0 rebounds. Shot 62% from the field.
  • Started all 26 games for the Redmen.
  • Led Massachusetts to a second-consecutive Yankee Conference title.
  • Led YC in scoring at 18.7 ppg.
  • Named All-Yankee Conference First-Team.
  • 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.)

1972-73 Junior year

  • Named All-Yankee Conference First-Team.
  • Led Massachusetts to the Yankee Conference title.

1971-72 Sophomore year

  • Named All-Yankee Conference First-Team.

Statistics

Rebounds
SeasonGPGSMinAvgFGFGA%FTFTA%OffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBlkStPtsAvg
1971-722622 122239.510102140.729 2268.7 34613.3
1972-732726 161305.52879105.752 2388.8 40114.9
1973-742626 196316.62096124.774 28511.0 48818.8
Career7974261633.1479860.557277369.751n/an/a7499.52430320n/an/an/a123515.6

Post-UMass

Coaching - College

Kennesaw State

Hired as the head coach at Kennesaw State in 2015.
News: Skinner Hopes to Continue Winning Ways in College (5/3/2016)

Bryant

Spent two seasons (2013-14 and 2014-15) as the associate head coach at Bryant, under head coach Tim O'Shea, a long time friend of Skinner's.

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

  • Head coach for nine seasons (1988-89 through 1996-97) at Rhode Island.
  • Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in 1991-92.
  • Assistant coach for four seasons 1986-88 to Tom Penders, 1984-86 to Brendan Malone.
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

  • Assistant Coach, 1982-84

Professional basketball

  • Joventut (Barcelona, Spain), 1980-81
  • Philadelphia 76ers, 1979-80
  • New Jersey Nets/Philadelphia 76ers, 1978-79
  • New Jersey Nets/Detroit Pistons, 1977-78
  • New York Nets (NBA), 1976-77
  • New York Nets (ABA), 1974-76
  • Selected in both the NBA and ABA Drafts in 19741)2)

Other

Inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.3)

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