ELON, N.C. – Elon University head football coach Rich Skrosky has resigned his position to accept a coaching job at Florida International University. Director of Athletics Dave Blank made the announcement today, saying he only recently learned of Skrosky’s interest in the FIU position.
“This was an unexpected development,” Blank said. “Rich was offered an opportunity that will best allow him to pursue his career goals.”
Blank noted that Elon’s football program has made progress in many areas during Skrosky’s three years as head coach. “We remain committed to building a successful football program in the Colonial Athletic Association, and we expect to begin a national search immediately to find the right person to continue our progress.”
Skrosky was named head coach in 2013 and oversaw the program as it transitioned into the CAA, the top Division I FCS football conference in the nation. The Phoenix earned a victory over eighth-ranked William & Mary this past season for its first win over a top-10 team since 2007. Elon received votes in numerous national FCS top-25 polls following the win. Elon had two student-athletes earn All-CAA Football accolades in 2016.