Erin Skaradek Named Head Coach at Morrisville State

Morrisville State Athletic Director Greg Carroll announced today that Erin Skaradek  has been named head coach for women’s basketball and will officially begin her duties on July 1.

For the past seven seasons Skaradek has been on the bench of the Oswego State women’s basketball team as assistant coach where she has helped guide the Lakers’ to the SUNYAC playoff for each of the past five seasons.  In 2013, the Oswego squad rose to a high ranking of fourth place in the NCAA Division III East Regional rankings.  At one point during that same season Oswego was ranked number one in the NCAA Division III in scoring defense.  That campaign ended with the Lakers holding an overall record of 18-9.

“I am honored and incredibly excited to continue my basketball coaching career at Morrisville State. There is so much to offer both athletically and academically at Morrisville,” Skaradek said.  “I have an opportunity to work with a great group of young women who are ready to continue their success on the court and in the classroom.”

Morrisville State Athletic Director Greg Carroll said the search committee was extremely pleased with all the attributes Skaradek brings to the athletic department.  “We are very excited to have been able to secure a coach with the experience Erin brings to our program,” Carroll commented. “The opportunity to insert that kind of experience into our program, along with the values for sportsmanship and positive coaching Erin has developed through her years puts Morrisville State in a great position to maintain a position as a top contender in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.”

Skaradek replaces Steve Kaneshiki who in his three years at Morrisville State took the program to the NEAC conference championship final earlier this year.  “I want to thank Steve for the great work he did at Morrisville State College,” Carroll said.  “He’s been an integral part of our program in the short time he was with us and I’m sure the kind of success he enjoyed at Morrisville will follow him to his next stop.”

In addition to her basketball duties at Oswego State Skaradek has been the head women’s tennis coach since 2008 and doubled as the head coach of men’s tennis in 2009-10.  Outside her athletic department responsibilities Skaradeck was also involved the Oswego State’s new student orientation program as an assistant coordinator of that program.

Prior to accepting her duties at Oswego Skaradek spent three seasons at Elmira College as the assistant women’s junior varsity basketball coach.  In addition to her coaching duties at Elmira she was also assistant to the sports information director.  A graduate of Elmira  with bachelor’s degrees in childhood education and anthropology, she was member of the college’s 2006-07 Empire Eight Conference Regular Season Championship team, as well as the 2006 and 2007 squad that claimed second place.

Morrisville State’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.


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