Ecclesia College Website

<b>Ecclesia College Website</b>
Click Thomas Cole Angel for Ecclesia College Website

Friday, January 25, 2013

"Around 75% of Our Students Are Involved in Sports at Ecclesia College," Says Dean Skinner

Women's Soccer Head Coach, Dean Skinner
Dean Skinner has been coaching for nearly 28 years with 19 at the college level. He has coached both soccer and basketball, accumulating an overall win-loss record in soccer of 170-92-14 and in basketball a record of 371-246. He has been Head Coach at Berkshire Christian College, Southeastern University, Crown College, MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Coach Skinner attended Berkshire Christian College and played soccer for four years. He was named to the All-Conference team all four years in two different conferences. In his senior year he was voted Honorable Mention All-America and was the third leading scorer in the NCCAA Div II with 32 goals. He ended his career as Berkshire's all time leading scorer with 89 goals and 23 assists. 

During Skinner's Junior and Senior years, he was asked to coach the women's basketball team. Upon graduation, Dean was hired at his alma mater to be the new Athletic Director, Head Soccer, and Basketball Coach and has been coaching ever since.

Skinner has been named Regional Coach of the year 3 times and Conference Coach of the year 3 times. He has led his teams to two National Tournament appearances and still holds the record at Southeastern University for best single season win-loss record of 19-4-1. He also has taken some of his collegiate teams on sports mission trips to Panama, Jamaica, and Alaska. 

Contact Coach Skinner at:

Coach has held many leadership positions with the NCCAA. He has been the NCCAA National Soccer Chair, Regional Soccer Chair, National Statician UMAC Conference President, and the NCCAA National Basketball Vice Chair.

Dean has a bachelor's degree from Berkshire Christian College and a Master of Science in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy. He has been married to his wife, Deb, for 35 years and they have 3 sons, Andy, Nick, and Chris.

Dean says "I am so excited to be a part of the Ecclesia College family. The opportunity to impact the lives of the young people for Christ is humbling, motivating, and so rewarding." He believes the Lord cares about every aspect of out lives and that includes athletics. Dean says, the success his players have experienced come from making the Lord the center of all they do.

Assistant Coach, Kaitlyn Antolic

No comments:

Post a Comment