Kotwica and Greenspan career updates

One helped Army achieve one of its greatest football seasons in modern Black Knight history and one failed miserably as an Army athletic director. Former Army athletic director Rick Greenspan was granted a contract extension at Indiana while former assistant coach Ben Kotwica moved up to the NFL.

Beware, loyal and proud Army fans: This next passage might make you vomit.

Former Army athletic director Rick Greenspan, A.K.A. the guy who helped run our once proud program into the ground, has been given a contract extension at Indiana University through 2013.

According to the school's website: Under Greenspan's leadership, IU has realized a 92 percent graduation rate for student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility.

The Hoosier athletics program has seen donations reach an all-time high over the last two fiscal years. Greenspan launched a $55 million construction program for much-needed improvements to IU's athletics facilities.

Great, but what did he do at Army? Hire Todd Berry. The rest, as they say, is history.

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The New York Jets have hired former Army football star Ben Kotwica as a special teams and defensive quality control coach.

Kotwica was a fierce linebacker for Army in the mid-1990s' and helped the Black Knights to a 10-2 season in '96. He is reunited with his old Army coach, Bob Sutton, now New York's defensive coordinator.

Kotwica served as USMA Prep's defensive coordinator last season and hoped to join Stan Brock's staff at West Point.

Kotwica is a decorated officer who spent eight years in the Army after graduating from the Academy. While in the Army, Kotwica served as a Platoon Leader, an Apache helicopter pilot, a Battalion Executive Officer and a Company Commander. His duties included time spent in Fort Bragg, NC; Bosnia; Korea; Fort Hood, TX; and Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. His awards include: the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star.


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