Towson Tigers Wisely Extend Pat Skerry’s Head Coaching Contract

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On Thursday, the Towson Tigers announced a two-year contract extension for men’s head basketball coach Pat Skerry, keeping him in town through the 2018-19 season. In all, the move was necessary and a wise choice by the athletic department at Towson.

In 2011, Skerry took over the reigns for a Towson program that needed tons of work in its rebuilding process. In that time, Towson has yet to become a consistent threat within the CAA, but there’s no denying the fact that the program is on the upswing in just two seasons since Skerry has taken over. He has proven to be the perfect man for the job and it’s his work ethic, both on the sidelines and on the recruiting trail that have elevated the Tigers’ expectations over the past couple of seasons.

With the new deal in place, Skerry can now continue his work with the Tigers and it’s only a matter of time before they become a viable threat to earn a berth within the NCAA Tournament. Ironically enough, that’s a feat that the program has not accomplished since 1991. The Tigers have never won a game within the Big Dance and they have only appeared in the NCAA Tournament twice in the school’s history.

“I came here to Towson to build a basketball program that would represent this institution both athletically and academically and make our fans and alumni proud,” Skerry said on Thursday. “Our hard work and dedication as players and coaches is paying off and now we step into SECU Arena, one of the best facilities anywhere on the east coast.”

 

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