|Title:||Running Backs / Special Teams Coach|
|Previous College:||Boston University, 1997|
Recruiting Areas: Georgia, Massachusetts
(Southern Worcester County), New Jersey (Northern & Central),
North Carolina, Pennsylvania (Northeastern & Central), South
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Cazzie Kosciolek is in his eighth year on Tom Gilmore’s coaching staff in 2014. Kosciolek will be in his seventh season as the specials teams coordinator this year, and will also coach the running backs after leading the wide receivers for the previous six seasons.
During the 2010 campaign, Kosciolek’s special teams unit ranked first in the Patriot League in kickoff returns (24.1 yards / return), punt returns (15.9 yards / return) and kickoff coverage (42.2 net yards / kickoff). A number of his wide receivers have also enjoyed successful careers, including Holy Cross’ all-time leading receiver Mike Fess, who was named All-Patriot League in both 2011 and 2013. Other wide outs to earn All-Conference honors under Kosciolek’s direction include Gerald Mistretta (2011), Bill Edger (2010), Freddie Santana (2009 and 2010), Luke Chmielinski (2009) and Jon Brock (2008).
Kosciolek has also coached a number of talented return men on special teams, including a pair of All-New England selections in Brett McDermott (2008) and Kalif Raymond (2012). Kosciolek previously served as the Crusaders’ running backs coach in 2007.
Kosciolek came to Holy Cross from Newberry (S.C.) College, where he served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach during the 2006 season. He helped lead the Indians to an 11-2 record in 2006, including the first NCAA playoff appearance and victory in school history. His offense averaged 392.3 yards and 30.7 points per game, and ranked second in the nation with a 158.1 pass efficiency rating.
Kosciolek also worked at Newberry during the 2005 season, as the offensive line coach. He previously served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College in 2004. From 2002-2003, Kosciolek was the offensive line coach at Hofstra University. He began his coaching career at the University of New Haven, where he served as the offensive line and wide receivers coach.
Kosciolek is a 1997 graduate of Boston University, where he was a two-year letterwinner at quarterback. He was a member of the 1993 Yankee Conference championship team, and played on squads which made two trips to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. He went on to play his fifth year at the University of New Haven in 1997, leading the Chargers to an overall record of 13-2 and a trip to the NCAA Division II championship game. Kosciolek was named a first team All-American following the 1997 season, and finished third in the voting for the Harlon Hill Trophy as the Division II Player of the Year. He was inducted into the New Haven Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.
A native of Summit Hill, Pa., Kosciolek and his wife, Christy, have two sons (Owen and Max).
|Kosciolek's Collegiate Coaching File|
||Wide Receivers Coach|
||Offensive Line Coach|
|2002-2003||Hofstra||Offensive Line Coach|
|2004||Fort Scott C.C.
|2005||Newberry||Offensive Line Coach|
|2006||Newberry||Offensive Coordinator||SAC Champions (2006)|
||Running Backs Coach
|2008-2013||Holy Cross||Wide Receivers Coach / Special Teams Coordinator||Patriot League Champions (2009)|
|2014||Holy Cross||Running Backs Coach / Special Teams Coordinator|