East Tennessee State University
Tony Skole is in his 13th season as head coach at East
Tennessee State University. He has coached 28 all-conference
players, including a school-record six in the Southern
Conference in 2005. The Bucs moved to the Atlantic Sun
Conference in 2006 and reached the championship game that
season. Skole had a pair of All-Americans in 2009 in Paul
Hoilman and Bo Reeder. Hoilman was the Atlantic Sun Player of
the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010.
A native of Roswell, Ga., Skole played baseball
and football at The Citadel. He helped the Bulldogs win two
Southern Conference titles, an Atlantic Regional Championship
and a trip to the 1990 College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Skole
started 35 consecutive football games and led The Citadel to a
pair of NCAA I-AA playoff appearances. He led the Southern
Conference in interceptions in 1990.
Skole and his wife, Jody, have three sons: Tilo
(12), Jack (9) and Gehrig (4).
Working for a Better Second Half (4/11/12)