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Nelson Finalizes Coaching Staff With The Addition Of Erich Skelly

Former SUNY Brockport standout to lead Bearcats' defensive unit

September 16, 2013


Nelson Finalizes Coaching Staff With The Addition Of Erich Skelly

Newly hired Assistant Coach Erich Skelly

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Vestal, N.Y.—Binghamton head men’s lacrosse coach Scott Nelson has bolstered his coaching staff with the addition of Erich Skelly who was recently hired on as a new assistant with the Bearcats. Skelly joins fellow assistant Matt Francis, who begins his second year with the program in 2013-14.

“We’re very excited having Erich join on,” head coach Scott Nelson said. “He’s a very promising young coach who comes in with a lot of success as a player, a student and as a coach. People in the profession have spoken very highly of him and we look forward to him making a positive impact on the Binghamton lacrosse program.”

Skelly arrives to Binghamton after a three-year assistant coaching stint at his Alma mater SUNY Brockport.  He served as the defensive coordinator for the Golden Eagles from 2011-2013, helping guide them to an overall record of 17-27 during that span. Last season, he directed his defense to a GAA of 9.07, the third best mark in program history since 2004.

The Buffalo native enjoyed a successful four-year playing career at the College at Brockport where he competed in 48 games with the Golden Eagles. He led the squad in caused turnovers in both his junior and senior seasons. He accumulated 82 career ground balls to go along with two goals and two assists from 2007-10. A three-time SUNYAC All-Academic Team member, Skelly graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.76.

Before heading back to Brockport full time as an assistant, Skelly was an assistant coach on the Amherst high school varsity boys lacrosse team.  In one year with the team, he led the defense to a 14-4 overall record and a trip to the Section VI Class C championship game.

In addition to his collegiate and high school coaching experience, Skelly has been active teaching the game to youth players. He was the camp director of FastBreak Lacrosse Camp for three years in Amherst, N.Y. and also delivered instruction at both the University of Michigan and Fairfield University lacrosse camps.

Skelly earned his undergrad degree in physical education and recently earned his master’s in education in August from Brockport.

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