Brescia University has announced Brian Skortz will assume the role of head men's basketball coach for the 2016-2017 season. Skortz currently serves as the Director of Athletics and has coached at the youth, high school, and college levels.
Skortz coaching career includes stops at Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Port Edwards High School in Wisconsin. Skortz has coached 24 All Conference players, 5 Conference Players of the Year, 10 All State team members, and 8 NJCAA Region XIII players.
"I am excited about returning to the hardwood as a head coach again. We have a great group of young men returning which I am looking forward to leading," stated Skortz. "I want to thank the administration of Brescia University, particularly President Father Larry Hostetter, for entrusting me with the role. We will continue to build on the tradition and success of the program, and bring pride to the University and the Owensboro community."
Skortz began his coaching career at MSTC as an assistant for Head Coach Mark Wagner before becoming Head Coach for four years. While at MSTC, the program was ranked as high as 6th in the nation at the NJCAA Division II level and the program played in the NJCAA National Regional Tournament every year under Skortz' s direction. The team also won the NJCAA District XIII tournament against nationally ranked Bismarck State (ND).
Skortz played at MSTC and Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Skortz received his B.A. in Business Administration from Lakeland College in 1992 and received his Masters of Science in Sports Administration (with honors) from American Public University in 2012.
Skortz, is married to his wife Shannon and has three children, daughter Avery (19) and sons Tyler (16) and Kobe (14).