Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Grabowski promoted to offensive coordinator at Baldwin-Wallace

Baldwin-Wallace College head football coach John Snell has completed his full-time offensive staff for the 2010 season by promoting Avon Lake native Keith Grabowski to offensive coordinator, while also adding Mark Jochum as the Yellow Jackets’ new offensive line coach.

Grabowski, 1992 graduate of B-W, enters his second season on the Yellow Jacket coaching staff. He served as quarterbacks coach during his first season in 2009.

"Keith has done a great job in our program with recruiting and working with our quarterbacks and offense," said Snell through a press release. "He understands our offense and has experience calling plays. He has worked very hard over the past year to help improve our program and he certainly deserves the opportunity to be our offensive coordinator."

"We had a great offseason and we worked hard at putting together a system that fits our personnel," said Grabowski. "Personally, I am grateful and excited about the opportunity to lead the offense. With all of the work we did in the offseason, it feels like a natural progression to be able to step in and keep things moving forward."

In 2009, Grabowski guided then senior quarterback Anthony Gardner, who turned in an All-Ohio Athletic Conference season before signing to play professionally in France. The Yellow Jacket offense ranked fourth in the OAC at 378.4 yards per game and sixth in scoring at 24.6 points per game.

Prior to coming to B-W, Grabowski made head coaching stops at Brookside, Brush and Ashtabula Lakeside. He also was at the helm at Amherst from 2004-07 and was named the 2004 Southwestern Conference Coach of the Year and Lorain County Co-Coach of the Year. Grabowski led the 2004 Comets to the second-best record in school history and the program’s second playoff victory all-time. Grabowski coached on the Amherst staff for three seasons before taking over in 2004 and ran the football program at Fairview High School from 2001-2003.

Area athletes on the roster for the upcoming season include: John McGraw (North Ridgeville), Ryan Kish (Amherst), Rudy Ackerman (Brookside), Dave Cantu (Amherst), Sonny Hazelwood (Elyria), Matthew Kiessling (Avon), Matt Lewis (Bay), Josh Oswald (Edison) and Mitch Tulk (Elyria).

courtesty of Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple

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