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Tony Skole
Tony Skole

Thursday, February 17, 2011

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2011) - The ETSU baseball team begins the 2011 season Friday, Feb. 18 as the Marist Red Foxes come to town. Every day, leading up to the first pitch, different members of the 2011 squad will check in with Buccaneer fans. Today head coach Tony Skole is letting ETSU fans get to know him a little better.
Head Coach Tony Skole
Birthday:  September 26
Hometown:  Roswell, GA
High School:  Roswell High School
What's on TV:  MLB Network, The Weather Channel
I'm embarrassed to admit I watch: American Idol
What's in my iPod: Mostly it is music that my sons or wife listen to. Currently the Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney, Earth, Wind and Fire, Journey and I think some guy named Chris Brown?
What I drive:  Land Rover
Favorite flicks: Field of Dreams, Rudy, Miracle, Hoosiers, Sound of Music, Saving Private Ryan
What I'm reading: "The Essential Wooden" - Lessons on Leadership - "Win Forever" by Pete Carroll -  "The Case for Faith" by Lee Strobel - And I just borrowed "The Tipping Point" by Malcomb Gladwell from our trainer Brian Johnston. (I have a bad habit of reading more than one book at a time.)
Bookmarks (websites): The Weather Channel, ETSU Athletics, Citadel Athletics
Favorite class in college: Spanish  
Worst habit: Spitting
Pet peeve: Rude people and selfishness
Superstition: I try to not waste time with them or let them occupy my thoughts, but I am very routine oriented.
On my wall: Pictures of my Family and Pals.
Love to trade places for a day with: Derek Jeter, Steve Nash or Peyton Manning
Talent I'd most like to have: Be able to play the piano and sing well
Favorite meal: Steak, seafood and anything Mexican
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Tiger Woods, (used to be John Elway, Larry Bird and Jack Nicklaus)
Best concert/sporting event I've attended: Ryder Cup and The Jackson Five
Favorite cities to visit: Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC, Las Vegas, NV and Omaha, NE
Favorite team growing up: Atlanta Braves and Dallas Cowboys
Favorite value in others: Kindness, Compassion and Gratitude
Greatest love: My wife, my children, family, friends and baseball
My hero: My Mother and Father
My bucket list: Any kind of travel with my wife, family or Pals, Play golf in Scotland, See an Olympic Games in a foreign country
My favorite quote: "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." …Robert Frost
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VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
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