Prior to working with the Ducks, Skahan was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at Boston College for the 2001-02 season. In 2000-01, he was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of North Dakota. While earning his Master's degree in Kinesiology, the Massachusetts native worked as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Minnesota in 1999-00. He earned his bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1998.
Skahan also holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (N.S.C.A.), Functional Movement Screen (F.M.S.), and USA Weightlifting. He is also certified as a Certified Kettlebell Movement Specialist (CK-FMS) and a StrongFirst Level 1 instructor. This summer, he participated in seminars offered by the Postural Restoration Institute. Sean also presents at Strength and Conditioning conferences worldwide when his schedule permits.
Sean and his wife, Hillary, have two sons: Will and Wyatt. The family resides in Anaheim Hills.