W&L NAMES CHRIS OSTROWSKY ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH

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 place here."
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 and Lee."

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 School (1993-94).

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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