Assistant Director of Coaching-Central

Jason Skoch

Charge is thrilled to welcome back veteran coach Jason Skoch as a Director of Recruiting at Central.

Coach Skoch has amassed over 450 wins in his college coaching career. He is the only Division II coach to have led 3 different teams to NCAA Elite Eight appearances at Truman State, West Texas A&m and St. Leo. He has six Elite Eight appearances so far.

In 2021, Skoch took the reins as the Head Coach at Oklahoma Christian University as they continued to get their program back up and running. At the end of the 2022 season, Skoch led OCU to 4 straight wins that earned OCU a spot in the Lone Star Conference Post Season Tournament. Once in the tournament, OCU upset Texas A&M-Commerce in the 1st round marking the first post season win for OCU since 1983!

In 2019, Skoch rewrote the Saint Leo University record book as he led the Lions to their first NCAA South Region Championship and NCAA Elite Eight appearance. The Lions entered the postseason on a three-match win streak and as the No. 5 seed in the NCAA South Region Championship hosted by Lynn.

Before coaching in Florida, Skoch dominated the Lone Star Conference during his 10 seasons at West Texas A&M from 2009 to 2018. He guided the Buffaloes to five LSC championships, seven NCAA regional appearances and three South Central Region titles and Elite Eight berths.

The four-time LSC coach of the year (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014) helped West Texas A&M set the Division II record for longest conference winning streak at 87 games – a run which began in 2006 and continued until Sept. 17, 2011. Under Skoch, the Buffaloes recorded perfect conference records in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014.

In 2009, West Texas A&M finished 39-4 and advanced to the Division II championship match and in 2013, the Buffaloes made the national semifinals in a season in which Skoch was honored as the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s South Central Region coach of the year.

In his first head-coaching job, at Truman State from 2005 to 2008, Skoch also enjoyed considerable success, posting a 137-22 record and making four trips to the NCAA tournament, including regional titles and Elite Eight appearances in 2005 and 2008. The Bulldogs made the national semifinals the latter season.

The Bulldogs won Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association regular-season and tournament titles in 2006 (when Skoch was named as the MIAA’s coach of the year) and 2007 and spent a portion of the 2005 season ranked No. 1 in Division II. Truman State never fell out of the top 25 in the AVCA poll during Skoch’s tenure.

He arrived at Truman State after one season as an assistant coach at Mississippi State in 2004 and a season as an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma in 2003. He also spent one season as the head coach with the Stillwater Volleyball Club and the Kaeppa Oklahoma Charge Volleyball Club in Oklahoma. Skoch started his coaching career as the 9th grade coach at Stillwater Junior High, working with Ryan Webber, Charge’s Director of Coaching. He’s a former club player not only at OSU but also at Memphis and Penn State. He earned his master’s degree from the latter in 2001.

Jason and his wife, Karen, have three sons, Jay, Kyle and Kade, and one daughter, Emmie.