NY Jets Coach, Iraq War Veteran Leading on the Football Field

Ben Kotwica goes from Apache Helicopter Commander to Special Teams Coordinator.
2:26 | 08/23/13

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In this coach Ben -- wake up and special teams coordinator for the New York Jets. I'm then I started playing football. There at the age of nine. It seemed natural and the game has always been a part of me. Since that time. Played only four -- a tremendous experience for me. Not only -- -- the opportunity to play navy for four years but to play division one football. Get the leadership. Training that I received those long Rosie education that I received. Was unmatched. I actually enjoyed my time. My job in the military was a helicopter pilot. What the flight school for over a year of training down in Alabama I became an Apache attack helicopter pilot. Some sort of for years I left the military. Early in 2005. After I had finished my -- company commander and the decision. I wasn't sure what direction I was born -- -- military was good to me I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. But there was something else that I really wanted to do and so I got an email from Bobby Ross as a head coach -- -- army at the time. And he -- -- opening at the school. Defensive coordinator and I felt that that was the couldn't pass up. -- -- -- transitioned out of the military. In June 2005 and ever -- the coaching football. Towards the end of the 2000. Six season. My former head coach Bob Sutton was a defensive coordinator with the -- was looking for -- guide helpful -- On the quality control site also helped coach more qwest offers specialties. And it was an opportunity I could not pass up the correctional in the week I made -- transition from. -- points prep school to the national football it. So it was a really good -- I left the military after company commanding mean a charge of forty soldiers thirteen aircraft hundreds of million dollars of equipment. And then -- transition to a quality control guy in the National Football League we -- breaking down film 2:2 AM. File reports so. But I enjoyed. And you -- football that way and that's the way that you in the -- would be.

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