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Former Elon head coach named offensive coordinator at FIU

Rich Skrosky resigned last month to join Butch Davis on Panthers staff

Elon head coach Rich Skrosky looks toward the scoreboard near the end of a game against Wake Forest on Sept. 3, 2015. Skrosky will join Florida International as offensive coordinator under Butch Davis.
Elon head coach Rich Skrosky looks toward the scoreboard near the end of a game against Wake Forest on Sept. 3, 2015. Skrosky will join Florida International as offensive coordinator under Butch Davis. (Getty Images)

MIAMI – Former Elon head football coach Rick Skrosky will join the new coaching staff at Florida International.

Skrosky will serve as offensive coordinator for the Panthers under Butch Davis, who has been slowly assembling his coaching staff since being hired in November.

Elon announced Skrosky's resignation last month, but FIU didn't make his hire official until Tuesday.

"Rich Skrosky has had huge success as an offensive coordinator throughout his career," Davis said in a statement. "His teams have produced impressive statistics, while winning games no one expected them to. The numbers his offenses put up at Ball State and the record-setting performances his players produced while at Elon are remarkable. I've known Rich for some time. He's a great guy and a terrific coach, and I'm excited to have him join our staff."

Skrosky comes to FIU from Elon, where he guided the Phoenix to a 7-27 record in three seasons. He previously served as offensive coordinator at Ball State from 2011-13 and was a two-time nominee for the Frank Broyles Award, presented to the nation's top assistant coach.

He has been an offensive coordinator at Elon, Columbia, Monmouth and Ramapo, where he was also head coach in 1992.

"I am grateful to coach Davis for this tremendous opportunity," Skrosky said in a statement. "I am looking forward to working with someone who has had the success and experience coach possesses.  I am thrilled to get back to work with the quarterbacks and the offense on a daily basis. The support shown by the administration for the football program makes me excited to be joining FIU at such a special time."


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