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.”