Charles Skipper: Brunswick High School

Charles Skipper

A native of Cochran, Ga. and a United States Air Force veteran, Charles Skipper graduated from Middle Georgia College and Georgia Southern University.
He began his coaching career at Brunswick High School in 1984 as a volunteer assistant while student teaching. He assumed full-time duties in 1985 and remained at the school for the next 28 years. He was an assistant to legendary Brunswick coach Jimmy Brown (also a member of the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame) for 23 years.
When Brown retired, Skipper took over and guided the program for five years.
During Skipper's 28 seasons, he coached in 648 varsity and more than 300 sub-varsity games. He helped more than 35 players continue their careers in college.
He received the 2003 Class 5A Assistant Coach of the Year award from the Georgia Dugout Club. He served as an assistant coach for the Georgia Dugout Club Southeast All-Stars in 2007 and 2011. He was awarded the 25-year Service Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association in 2009.
Skipper also received a letter of recognition from the United States Congress for his contributions to the Glynn County School System as a coach and educator in 2016.
"I'm very excited and it's an honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame," Skipper said. "I feel lucky to be included. I was able to do for a living what I loved, and I never looked at it as a job. I cherished the relationships I built over the years with players and coaches.
"I was very fortunate to be placed in a school where I was able to coach under Jimmy Brown. He taught me how to carry myself with class and to respect the game."