Chris Skurka enters his fifth season as an assistant coach on the Dean staff in 2018, serving as the program’s defensive coordinator.
Skurka's defense in 2017 was one of the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference's stingiest, allowing just 17.4 points per game, good for second in the league. They also finished second in the league in interceptions (16), sacks (19), fumble recoveries (9) and total yards allowed (253.2).
A legendary high school coach in the state of Rhode Island, Skurka guided Cumberland High to consecutive Super Bowl appearances, including winning the 2012 Division II title.
In his five seasons with the Clippers, Skurka went 37-23 – including 17-4 in his final two seasons at the helm.
Along with his role at Dean, Skurka still works in the Cumberland school district as the Dean of Students for the public school system.
He is a 1995 graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in applied science, health and physical education.