Following the most successful season in program history, Saint Leo University head volleyball coach Jason Skoch announced his resignation to seek professional opportunities outside of coaching.
Skoch led the Lions to a 24-11 mark in his lone season as head coach in 2019, while capturing the program’s first NCAA South Region Championship and a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight.
The program’s 2020 season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity provided me by (Saint Leo athletics director) Fran (Reidy) to coach at Saint Leo the past two years,” Skoch said in a release. “It was a great change of scenery for me and my family. I had fun with the challenges presented, and, as the team grew and matured, we found the ability to make history. Watching the players see the opportunity materialize right in front of their eyes was fun.”
Skoch led three different women’s volleyball programs to NCAA Tournament success (Saint Leo, West Texas A&M, Truman State). He leaves behind a coaching legacy that includes over 400 career victories, five coach of the year honors, nine 30-plus win seasons, 13 conference championships, 12 NCAA appearances, and six trips to the Elite Eight.
Saint Leo beach volleyball coach Mike Shearer will serve as named interim head coach of the indoor volleyball program. A coaching search will be conducted at a later date when COVID-19 protocols allow, the school says.
Published February 03, 2021