Kennesaw State’s Al Skinner announced Thursday that he will step down as men’s basketball coach at the end of this season.
The Owls are 5-23 this season, Skinner’s fourth at the school, and are 2-11 in Atlantic Sun games.
Skinner, who was hired April 26, 2015, will enter Saturday’s game at Florida Gulf Coast with an overall record of 40-81. The past three seasons, KSU compiled records of 11-20, 14-18 and 10-20.
In the four seasons immediately before Skinner’s arrival at KSU, the Owls recorded a 22-102 record.
Before arriving at Kennesaw State, Skinner coached for 13 seasons at Boston College and nine seasons before that at Rhode Island. He compiled a 386-291 record at those schools.
Skinner, 66, played at Massachusetts from 1971-74.
Kennesaw State moved to Division I for basketball for the 2005-06 season. Since then, the Owls have a record of 125-303.
“We certainly appreciate the time coach Skinner has spent at Kennesaw State,” athletic director Milton Overton said in a statement released Thursday afternoon. “He has invested in the lives of countless student-athletes over the years, and we wish him the best in the future.”