|Title:||Wide Receivers / Special Teams Coach|
|Previous College:||Boston University, 1997|
Cazzie Kosciolek is in his third year on Tom Gilmore’s coaching staff in 2009, and his second season as the wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator. During the 2008 campaign, he directed a group of wide receivers which included first team All-Patriot League selection Jon Brock, and a special teams unit which featured All-New England kick returner Brett McDermott. 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.
A native of Summit Hill, Pa., Kosciolek and his wife, Christy, reside in Sturbridge with their sons, Owen and Max.
Kosciolek's Collegiate Coaching File Years School Position 1998 New Haven Wide Receivers Coach 1999-2001 New Haven Offensive Line Coach 2002-2003 Hofstra Offensive Line Coach 2004 Fort Scott C.C. Offensive Coordinator 2005 Newberry Offensive Line Coach 2006 Newberry Offensive Coordinator 2007 Holy Cross Running Backs Coach 2008-2009 Holy Cross Wide Receivers / Special Teams Coach