Golden Rams add Charlie Skalaski IV to coaching staff

From Albany State Athletics

Charlie Skalaski (Skuh-LA-Skee) IV enters his first season at Albany State after being hired to serve as the Passing Game Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.

Skalaski joins the Golden Rams with fourteen seasons of coaching experience, including four at the high school level, and ten years at the college level. In those seasons, Skalaski has been a part of one State Championship, five conference championships, two trips to the Division I FCS playoffs and one NCFA National Championship.

Prior to Albany, Skalaski spent the 2021 season at FCS member Robert Morris University (PA) where he coached the Colonial’s Wide Receivers.

Before arriving in Pittsburgh, Skalaski spent 3 years (2 seasons due to CoVid-19) serving as the Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach and Director of Football Operations at The Apprentice School in Newport News, VA. In those two seasons, the Builders amassed a 15-7 record, eclipsing their win total from the previous 6 seasons combined, and averaged 36.3 points per game. This success also qualified the Builders for back-to-back post-season opportunities, a first in program history.

Skalaski came to Newport News from Charleston Southern University (FCS) in Charleston, SC. After serving in a variety of capacities over his two years at CSU, Skalaski coached the Tight Ends for the 2017 season, after assisting with the Offensive Line and Quarterbacks through the Spring.

Skalaski joined Jamey Chadwell’s staff in 2016 initially coaching the cornerbacks under former defensive coordinator Chad Staggs. The Bucs defense paved the way for a second straight Big South title and FCS playoff berth. With Skalaski’s help, cornerback Troy McGowens earned All-Big South honors for the third straight year. 

Skalaski spent the 2015 season at Gettysburg College (DIII) in Pennsylvania, serving as wide receivers and wing backs coach. He helped Gettysburg’s spread option offense lead the team to a 7-3 overall record and a 6-3 mark in conference play.

Prior to Gettysburg, Skalaski spent three seasons in various capacities on the staff at Liberty University (FBS). He was a defensive quality control coach under Flames’ defensive coordinator Robert Wimberly during his final two years in Lynchburg, learning under the 2014 AFCA FCS Assistant Coach of the Year. As an undergraduate at Liberty, Skalaski worked as a student assistant primarily aiding with the offense and special teams. He worked under former Liberty OC and Carolina Panther WR’s coach Joe Dailey.

Before joining the Liberty staff, Skalaski served as an assistant coach at his Alma Mater, Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA). During his four years assisting at LCA, Skalaski served in a multitude of roles ranging from Junior Varsity Offensive Coordinator to Varsity Assistant Offensive Coordinator and Junior Varsity Head Coach.

Skalaski earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Liberty in 2013. He, his wife Kettie and daughter Ellie reside in Albany.

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