Liberty Head Football Coach Turner Gill has announced that Flames recruiting coordinator/wide receiver coach Charlie Skalaski will be leaving his staff to join the staff of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Charlie Skalaski did an outstanding job of representing Liberty University and its mission, while being part of the football program,” stated Gill. “He will be missed and we hope nothing but the best for he and his family in all their new endeavors that the Lord has put in front of them.”
Skalaski has been wide receivers coach for the past eight seasons, after joining the Flames’ coaching staff as a tight ends coach in 2003. He also served as the program’s Director of Football Development from 2003 to 2005.
In 2006, Skalaski took over as recruiting coordinator and has helped bring in some of the most highly touted classes in program history. His recruiting efforts help secure the players that were responsible for winning seven or more games each of the last five seasons, four Big South title and finish the last four season ranked inside the final Top 25 FCS rankings.
Since taking over as wide receivers coach, players under Skalaski’s direction have earned nine all-conference honors, including two all-conference wide receivers each of the past four seasons.
Nationally, Skalaski’s players have brought Liberty attention with Mike Brown (2009) and Chris Summers (2010 and 2011) earning All-America accolades. Additionally, Liberty’s wide receivers have rewritten nearly each of the Flames’ single season and career receiving records.
Skalaski will be part of a new regime with the Jacksonville Jaguars, as the NFL team recently hired Mike Mularkey as the organization’s fourth head coach.