On April 26, 2015, Skinner was named head coach at Kennesaw State. In his first season coaching the Owls, they finished 7-7 in ASUN play. The Owls closed the season strong going 5-2 in February securing the five seed in the ASUN Tournament. The .500 record in conference play was the best the Owls had finished since the 2006-07 season.
"Al is one of the best teachers of the game of basketball that I have ever worked with," Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley said when Skinner was hired at Kennesaw State." I have so much respect for him as a person and a coach. He has been a mentor, friend and inspiration to me throughout my coaching career."
"Al Skinner is an outstanding head coach, but an even better person," Northeastern Head Coach Bill Coen said. "He's a proven winner and a terrific mentor for young people. His track record of success says it all."
In his 400th win, Kendrick Ray led the team scoring 34 points as the Owls topped N.C. A&T 68-60 in the KSU Convocation Center.
Congratulations on win 400 Coach Skinner!
Photo Credit to Rhode Island and Boston College Athletic Communications and Kyle Hess.