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Valley Sports Report
CORNING — Tioga grad Dakota Skinner has been named the head coach of the Corning Community College baseball team.

Skinner was the head baseball coach at Broome Community College (2021-22) and the assistant coach at Keuka College 2018-21). He helped lead Keuka to two Conference final fours.

Skinner, a 2018 Keuka College graduate, played four years for the Wolves. He was a standout student-athlete, earning North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete honors all four years.

In 2017, Skinner set a new Keuka College record with 58 hits in a season. He also owns a program best 21-game hitting streak, and finished the year with a .436 batting average. He was named first-team All-North Eastern Athletic Conference and third-team All-New York from the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings.

Skinner concluded his career with another All-NEAC selection as a senior and finished with a.382 batting average, third-best in the program's history.. He was the first player for Keuka College to be twice named Academic All-American, receiving third team honors in both 2017 and 2018.

Skinner also succeeded off the field, earning North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete honors all four years. He was also named the NEAC Male SAAC Member of the Year in 2018. Skinner also received the Nancy Wightman Outstanding Leadership Award in 2018, which is awarded to a senior student-athlete who displays the same leadership capabilities of the Keuka College Hall of Fame coach.


IN PHOTO: Dakota Skinner.

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