Al Skinner

Al Skinner (born June 16, 1952)

Teams coached: Rhode Island Rams, Boston College Eagles, Kennesaw State Owls
Current conference: Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun)
Rhode Island record: 138-126 (.523)
Boston College record: 247-165 (.600)
Kennesaw State record: 41-84 (.328)
Overall record: 426-375 (.532)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2015-2019 Kennesaw State
2013-2015 Bryant (asst)
1997-2010 Boston College
1988-1997 Rhode Island
1984-1988 Rhode Island (asst)
1982-1984 Marist (asst)

Al Skinner Facts

  • Albert Lee Skinner, Jr.
  • Born June 16, 1952
  • Hometown: Mount Vernon, New York
  • Alma Mater: University of Massachusetts (BA, 1974)
  • Played at UMass under head coach Jack Leaman; had his jersey number #30 retired in 2004
    • Played alongside Rick Pitino, future NBA star Julius Erving and future AL Cy Young winner Mike Flanagan
    • Spent six seasons playing professionally in the NBA/ABA with three different teams
  • First coaching job was as an assistant for Ron Petro at Marist
  • Was an assistant for two seasons at Rhode Island under Tom Penders before taking over as head coach in 1988
    • Went to two NCAA Tournaments and two NITs during his nine-year tenure at URI
  • Hired as the head coach at Boston College in 1997, where he would stay for 13 seasons
  • Coached several future NBA players throughout his career, including Lamar Odom, Cuttino Mobley and Jared Dudley
  • Spent two years as a Bryant assistant to Tim O’Shea, one of his own former assistants, before being hired as head coach at Kennesaw State in 2015
  • Along with his wife, Donna, has one daughter and one son

Al Skinner Coaching Tree