2012 Journalist


Tony Skole, 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).



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