News

Willard hires Tony Skinn, Coach with Local Relationships, to be an assistant for the Maryland Men’s Basketball Team – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland basketball head coach Kevin Willard had his first major hire, bringing in assistant coach Tony Skinn, who grew up at Takoma Park and played college basketball at George Mason in Fairfax , Va.

Skinn served as an assistant for Ohio State during the 2021-2022 season. Seventh-seeded Buckeyes were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Sunday after losing to second-seeded Villanova, 71-61.

READ MORE: Gun found at Baltimore High School, 11th from city schools this year

Prior to joining Ohio State, Skinn was a member of the Willard staff at Seton Hall for three seasons.

In Skinn’s first season with the Pirates, Seton Hall made it through 20-14 and made it to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth year in a row. The 2019-20 roster went all the way to 21-9 and won the regular-season Big East championship, the school’s first tournament since 1993.

READ MORE: Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland to select the first recipients of his $1 million compensation fund

Based on his biography on Seton Hall’s website, Skinn worked closely with bodyguards Myles Powell and Quincy McKnight, the team’s two top scorers. Powell is currently on the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers roster.

A member of the George Mason Patriots, Skinn, who was born in Nigeria, scored 1,079 points over three seasons and was selected by the All-CAA twice. He was part of one of the best Cinderella stories in March Madness history, the 11th Patriots beat 6th seed Michigan State, 3rd seed North Carolina, 7th seed Wichita and first seed 1 Connecticut reached the 2006 Finals.

Skinn averaged 12.6 points per game that season.

MORE NEWS: Hogan announces $45 million in funding to fight crime, provide victim services

Each Ohio StateSkinn competed at the 2012 Olympics as a member of the Nigerian national team, which placed 10th at the tournament.

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/24/willard-hires-tony-skinn-coach-with-local-ties-to-be-assistant-on-maryland-mens-basketball-team/ Willard hires Tony Skinn, Coach with Local Relationships, to be an assistant for the Maryland Men’s Basketball Team – CBS Baltimore

Jake Nichol

24ssports is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@24ssports.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button