Wide receiver coach goes to Jacksonville

Long-time Flames wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Charlie Skalaski will be taking his talents to Jacksonville, Fla. as part of the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive staff.


Skalaski was introduced to Jacksonville on Jan. 24 and will serve as an offensive assistant and also as an assistant to the head coach for first-year head coach Mike Mularkey.

“Skalaski did an outstanding job of representing Liberty University and its mission while being part of the football program,” Flames head football coach Turner Gill said in a statement on the Flames website. “He will be missed and we hope nothing but the best for him and his family in all their new endeavors that the Lord has put in front of them.”

Skalaski served nine seasons with the Flames, one as a tight ends coach and eight as a wide receivers coach, and was the team’s recruiting coordinator since 2006.

Skalaski played an integral part in the recruitment of former Liberty stars Mike Brown and Chris Summers.

During his time coaching wide receivers, he led the development of Summers, who became a two-time All-American and set the school record for receptions.

The trek to Jacksonville will be a homecoming party of sorts for Skalaski, who played cornerback at the University of Florida and served under coaching legends Mike Shanahan and Steve Spurrier in 1978 while working as a graduate assistant. Skalaski will also rejoin former Liberty standout running back Rashad Jennings, who is Jacksonville’s backup running back.

Gill announced Wednesday, Feb. 1, that Juan Taylor, who coached receivers at Buffalo with Gill, will be taking over the responsibilities of coaching Liberty’s wide receivers. Cornerback coach Marshall Roberts will take over recruiting responsibilities.

Taylor is a Kentucky State graduate and former KSU assistant coach.

Roberts has NFL, NFL Europe, CFL and Arena Football league experience.

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