Ben Kotwica to interview for Army job

December, 20, 2013
12/20/13
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets special-teams coordinator Ben Kotwica will interview for Army’s head-coaching job this weekend, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Kotwica was a linebacker at the military academy and started for three seasons. He was a captain in 1996, a successful season for the Black Knights. Kotwica went on to serve the country as a company commander in Iraq, and flew Apache helicopters for eight years.

Kotwica was the Jets' assistant special-teams coach until this season, when he replaced veteran coordinator Mike Westhoff.

The school is located in West Point, N.Y., about an hour and a half north of the Jets' practice facility in Florham Park, N.J.
Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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