Coach K 


    Coach Koscinski

        Coach Koscinski (a.k.a. Coach K) started teaching Physical Education in 2000 at Herbert Hooever Elementary School (Town of Tonawanda, NY) and has been at Newton-Lee Elementary School since the school opened in 2005.  Coach K spent two years as an Athletic Director at a grade 7-12 school in a rural town in Vermont prior to swithcing over to teaching Physical Education. 

         Coach Koscinski holds a degree in Sports Management from Springfield College, a degree in Physical Education from the State University of New York at Brockport, and a Master's degree in Education from Canisius College.

         Coach Koscinski is excited to continue making the best P.E. program at Newton-Lee and to help students discover their abilities, develop confidence and to enjoy being active.  Some of the exciting programs and activities Coach K has organized at Newton-Lee (along with his previous teaching partner, Mrs. Nemish, and now Mr. MacMillin) include:
          *  Family AcTion and LIM Lighthouse Teams
          *  First ever nationwide Virtual Field Day 2020
          *  Watch Dog D.U.D.E.S. program launch 2020 (we will be back!)
          *  Field Day Arcade 2019 & Field Day Hut 2018
          *  One to the World Jump Rope for Heart Event in 2015-2018 featuring 5th Graders as the Teachers
          *  One to the World Staff Development for Elementary PE teachers
          *  3 exciting Olympic Themed Field Days (2008 Beijing Games, 2012 Royal Games, 2016 Rio Carnivale)
          *  4 Olympic Themed Ceremonies / Student Performances (2006, 2008, 2010, 2016) 
          *  Teamed with Music to develop an annual Music and PE show from 2008 to 2019
          *  Annual Jump Rope for Heart Event started in 2006
          *  N.L.E. After School Enrichment Program
         In addition to his duties at Newton-Lee, "Coach K" will be leading the Riverside Rams Boys' Basketball Program.  The Rams qualified for the VA 5A State Tourney in 2019 & 2020.  The 2019 Rams won District & Region Championships while the injury riddled 2020 squad overachieved with a Region Runner-up finish.  Coach Koscinski has received four Coach of the Year Honors (Dulles District 2010; FCA C.O.Y. 2014; Dulles Distict 2019; Region 4C 2019).  Coach K is excited to have the priviledge to coach former NLE Explorers at RVHS.  Coach K has also served as the Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach at Park View High School and as an Assistant Coach at Briar Woods & Stone Bridge High Schools.  In 2017, Coach K helped found the East Coast Hoopers Basketball Club which serves players in Grades 3-11.
         Coach K’s favorite sports teams include the Kansas Jayhawks, UNC Tarheels, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. 

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