"Pat is a tireless worker as a coach and a recruiter. His contacts in the Northeast are a result of his hard work." - Head Coach Keno Davis
Pat Skerry enters his second season at Providence College and his 18th season as a collegiate coach. In only one season, Skerry has helped impact the program's recruiting efforts, as the Friars' 2009 recruiting class was rated 35th in the nation by Hoop Scoop.
For the last three years, Skerry has participated in the Nike Villa & Consortium, a Nike sponsored program for select assistants throughout the country. Prior to Providence, Skerry spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island. While at URI, Skerry gained national recognition as he was named one of the top assistant coaches in the nation in 2007 by Hoop Scoop. In 2008, Fox Sports.com named Skerry the top mid-major assistant in the nation. He also has gained exposure through his recruiting as his 2006 class was ranked 24th in the nation by Hoop Scoop and the web site rated his 2007 class as the 61st best in the country.
Prior to working at Rhode Island, Skerry served as an assistant for two seasons (2003-05) at the College of Charleston under former Friar assistant coach Tommy Herrion. While he was at the College of Charleston, the Cougars posted a 38-19 record. Skerry spent three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at William & Mary under Head Coach Rick Boyages from 2000-03.
Before heading to William & Mary, Skerry worked for two years as an assistant coach and chief recruiter at Northeastern University (1998-00).
In 1996 at the age of 26, Skerry became the second-youngest coach in the nation when he was selected to guide Curry College. He coached Curry for two seasons. In his second season at Curry, Skerry led the Colonels to the team's first winning season in five years. Before becoming the head coach at Curry, Skerry spent one season as an assistant at Stonehill (1995-96) and three seasons as an assistant coach at Tufts (1992-95). While at Tufts, he helped guide the Jumbos to two ECAC Tournaments and the team's first NCAA Division III Tournament berth in 1995.
A native of Medford, Mass., Skerry played at Tufts from 1989-92. He earned All-New England honors and was a two-year captain. He dished out a school-record 650 assists during his career, which ranks 17th best all-time in Division III. His 6.8 assists per game still ranks 10th nationally. In 1990-91, Skerry recorded 198 assists -- a Tufts' single-season record. He also ranks fifth on Tufts' career steals list with 95. While at Tufts, he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1992 and a master's degree in education in 1995.
Skerry and his wife, Kristen, have two sons, Ryan (4), and Owen, who was born in February 2009.
BIRTHDATE: January 21, 1970 FAMILY: Wife, Kristen; sons, Ryan (4) and Owen (6 months) HIGH SCHOOL: Malden Catholic '88 COLLEGE: Tufts `92 - Bachelor's Degree - Psychology Tufts '95 - Master's Degree - Education COACHING: Assistant Coach, Providence College, 2008-Present Assistant Coach, Rhode Island, 2005-08 Assistant Coach, College of Charleston, 2003-05 Assistant Coach, William & Mary, 2000-03 Assistant Coach, Northeastern, 1998-00 Head Coach, Curry, 1996-98 Assistant Coach, Stonehill, 1995-96 Assistant Coach, Tufts, 1992-95
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