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Skinner Signs Contract Extension

skinnerLEXINGTON, KY (12/19/12) – University of Kentucky volleyball coach Craig Skinner, who has led his team to eight consecutive NCAA Tournaments including back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances, has been rewarded with a new six-year contract worth a total of $1,125,000, plus the opportunity for performance-based incentives, UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced on Wednesday.
 
“We are excited that Craig will be a part of the Wildcat family for many years to come,” Barnhart said. “He has done a terrific job in building our volleyball program into national prominence and we are looking forward to continued success in the future and working with him to pursue the championships that our staff and student-athletes desire.”
 
During Skinner’s tenure, UK has advanced to the NCAA Tournament in all eight seasons, a feat only 14 other teams in the nation have achieved. The 2012 squad advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season and the third time in four years. The Wildcats hosted the NCAA First and Second Rounds and have hosted a portion of the tournament in four of the last five seasons. UK is slated to host an NCAA Regional for the second time in three years in 2013.
 
Under Skinner’s tutelage, the Wildcats have amassed more than 170 victories, finished fifth or better in the Southeastern Conference standings every season, registered 20 or more wins in five of the last six seasons, earned 13 All-America selections, have had 30 All-SEC selections, earned six Player of the Year honors, three players have been named the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year and UK has tallied 50 All-SEC Academic team honors. Furthermore, Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum has been ranked in the top 25 nationally in attendance in five consecutive seasons.
 
“I can’t thank Mitch, (Associate AD for Development) Katie (Eiserman) and our administration enough for their trust in me to lead this program for the foreseeable future,” Skinner said. “(My wife) Megan and I love being a part of this department and especially this program, and we’re both ecstatic we will raise our family in this community.
 
“We have a great staff that is looking forward to going out and finding the best players in the country to help along with our returning group of players in continuing to solidify Kentucky volleyball as an elite program in the country.”
Visit UKathletics.com for the most up-to-date information on the UK volleyball team. For additional coverage of the volleyball squad, be sure to check out CatScratchesBlog.com/volleyball.
 
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