Purcellville (Feb. 28, 2012) - Mike Skinner was formally named the Woodgrove High School head football coach Tuesday night after being approved by the Loudoun County School Board at its regularly scheduled meeting.
Skinner takes over the reins of the position that has been vacant since early January, and brings 32 years of high school coaching experience to Western Loudoun. He has experienced success at every stop throughout his career as both an assistant coach and a head coach. Skinner has served as the defensive coordinator at Stone Bridge High School the past four seasons, helping to lead one of the area’s most successful programs to four consecutive district championships, in addition to two Regional championships and two state final appearances.
After graduating from Frostburg State University in 1980, Coach Skinner began a 28 year teaching and coaching career in Fairfax County that spanned Groveton, Marshall,and Centreville High Schools.
As head coach at both Marshall and Centreville, he compiled a record of 88-25, and won five district titles. His teams also participated in four regional championship games, and in 2000, his Centreville team won the Virginia State Division 6 Championship by defeating Deep Creek, 28-26, winning State Coach of the Year honors along the way. In 2009 he was inducted into the Fairfax County Football Hall of Fame.
Woodgrove athletic director Rusty Lowery: "Coach Skinner’s proven ability to build relationships, perform as a classroom teacher, and immerse himself in the community with which he lives, are components that equal a dynamic formula for success for Western Loudoun and Woodgrove Football. A proven winner, he brings high energy and an unparalleled work ethic to the players of the Wolverine program."
Skinner’s first course of action will be to call a meeting for all interested students and parents on Thursday, March 1st at 7 p.m. at Woodgrove High School.