Date: August 8, 2002
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
Release: Upon Receipt
W&L NAMES CHRIS OSTROWSKY ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH
To Serve As Generals' Offensive Coordinator
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike
Walsh has announced the appointment of Chris Ostrowsky as assistant football
coach. Ostrowsky will begin his appointment immediately.
"We are pleased to have Chris join our football staff as offensive
coordinator," said Walsh. "He brings an excellent coaching background
and a reputation for offensive creativity to our football program. Chris
is a high energy person who will enhance our football program."
"My family and I are very excited about this opportunity at Washington
and Lee," said Ostrowsky. "I am very enthusiastic about working
with this football program and with the great staff that is already in
Ostrowsky, who will serve as the offensive coordinator, comes to W&L
from East Side High School in Newark, N.J., where he served as head football
coach for four seasons.
During his time at East Side, Ostrowsky racked up an impressive resume.
Hired as the youngest head coach in the State of New Jersey (24) in 1997,
Ostrowsky became the school's all-time win leader since the city league
was disbanded and led the team to a Top 10 ranking in Essex County during
the 1998, 1999 and 2001 seasons. He was named the Newark Star-Ledger Essex
County Coach of the Year following the 1998 season when he led East Side
to its first playoff appearance in school history.
"Chris has an outstanding background as a high school head coach,"
said W&L Head Coach Frank Miriello. "He took a program that hadn't
seen much success and turned it into a winner. I believe that his ethusiasm
and knowledge of football can greatly benefit our efforts at Washington
Ostrowsky has also held coaching stints as the quarterback coach at New
Jersey City University (1996), as the offensive coordinator at Seton Hall
Prep (1995) and as the quarterbacks and receivers coach at Hillside High
A 1993 graduate of Jersey City State College with a degree in history,
Ostrowsky was a two-year member of the football team as a quarterback
after earning all-conference, all-county and all-state honors at Roselle
Park High School.
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