OCC welcomes alum Mark Skelcy as the College’s new men and women’s cross country coach.
Skelcy trained under coach Lynn Reed between 1982 and 1984. Following OCC, he continued his academic and athletic career at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich., where he earned a degree in education. He also has a Master’s degree in Education from Lawrence Technological University (1997). He began his teaching career at Detroit Public Schools. He is currently an elementary teacher at the Chippewa Valley School District in Clinton Township.
“I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of the program that helped me in so many ways,” Skelcy said. “I have many fond memories and friendships from my two years at OCC.”
Athletics Director Laurie Huber said she is excited to welcome Skelcy to the OCC Raider Athletics Program.
“Mark has great experience and the energy and focus that will attract top athletic talent,” Huber said.
Launched in 1966, Raiders Athletics featured men’s cross country, basketball, swimming, golf and tennis at the Auburn Hills and Highland Lakes campuses. Today, Raiders Athletics features men’s basketball, golf and cross country and women’s basketball, softball, volleyball and cross country. Raiders Athletics has been home to nearly 90 Athletic and Academic All-American athletes. Athletes have competed in 96 Conference/Regional championships, with 44 National Appearances including Women’s Volleyball National Championship Runner-up in 2014. Sixty percent of athletes transfer to four-year institutions. For a complete list of Raider accolades, click here.
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is celebrating its 50th year. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. It offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.