September 15, 2010

Baseball rounds out staff with addition of Volunteer Assistant

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball head coach Scott Malone announced that Adam Skonieczki has joined the staff as a volunteer coach.

Skonieczki comes to the Island University following a standout four-year career as the starting centerfield at the University of Buffalo. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications.

As a player for the Bulls, he had a career average of .321 in addition his 231 career hits are third all-time in school history. He is in the top ten in doubles (40), triples (8), homeruns (11), RBIs (111), total bases (320), walks (71), runs (190), at-bats (720) and games played (193) for the University of Buffalo.

During his career, he was named Mid-American Conference Player of the Week two times.

"Adam is a great addition to our coaching staff. His youth is a great advantage and he brings so much energy to our program on a daily basis," said Islanders head coach Scott Malone.

"He'll coach first base and work with our outfielders. There is no doubt he will be able to help our young hitters make the adjustment to the college game."

Following graduation he served as an assistant coach for the Florence Redwolves this summer, which finished as the first half champions of the Coastal Plains League. He also spent the past two summers as a coach/teacher at the Edenton Steamers and Bases Loaded Baseball camps.

"Adam had a great career at the University of Buffalo and he graduated with an advanced level of maturity - he is jumping directly into the coaching profession and I am sure he has a bright future ahead of him." added Malone.

In addition to Skonieczki joining the team Kyle Hodson, Vince Fraga and Jason Laroque will serve as student managers during the 2011 baseball season.