Adam Skonieczki is entering his second season at his alma mater as assistant coach and recruiting director for the UB baseball team.
He helped the Buffalo offense produce 23 home runs, most since 2013, and 237 runs scored in his first season in charge of the hitters at Buffalo. Skonieczki turned Vinny Mallaro into one of the most dangerous power hitters in the MAC in 2016 as he finished the season batting .351 with a program record 13 home runs, 52 RBI with a .649 slugging percentage. Mallaro also earned First Team All-MAC honors as he reached base in 31 straight games to close out his junior campaign.
Skonieczki joined the UB staff in 2016 after spending the past three seasons as assistant coach and recruiting director at Georgetown College. His best season at Georgetown came in 2014 as he helped lead the Tigers to the NAIA World Series as they finished the season with a 46-11 overall record.
Prior to Georgetown, he spent the summer of 2010 as an assistant coach for the Florence Redwolves of the Coastal Plains League. Coaching first base and the team’s hitters. The Endicott, N.Y., native helped the team win the first half championship and had the squad ranked as high as third in the nation.
A standout athlete for the Bulls, Skonieczki brings a significant amount of playing experience in Western New York with him. As a four-year starter in centerfield, he finished his career second all-time in hits in addition to finishing in the top 10 in doubles, games played, triples, at bats, walks, home runs, stolen bases, runs and RBI. He had a .325 career batting average, capped off with a .370 mark as a senior. He earned Mid-American Conference Player of the Week honors three times in his career.
Additionally, Skonieczki’s father, Jerry, played in the National Football League for the New York Giants and was a member of the 1959 National Champion Syracuse Orangemen alongside the legendary Ernie Davis.
Skonieczki eanred his BA in media communications from the University at Buffalo in 2010. Skonieczki resides in Amherst with his wife Shayna and his daughter Isla.