Walt Posadowski

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Walt Posadowski
Career information
College Villanova University
Career history
As coach
1963–66 Bishop McDevitt High School (HC)
1967–68 Villanova University (Part-time assistant)
1969–75 Villanova University (Offensive line coach)
1976 Idaho State University (Assistant coach)
1977–78 Saskatchewan Roughriders (Offensive line coach)
1978 Saskatchewan Roughriders (HC)
1980–81 Calgary Stampeders (Assistant Coach)

Walter Posadowski (born c. 1937) is a former Canadian Football League coach who served as the head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the 1978 season.

Playing career[edit]

Posadowski played at Villanova University from 1957-1959.

Coaching career[edit]

Posadowski's coaching career began at Bishop McDevitt High School, where he compiled a 17-15-5 in four season as head football coach.[1] He spent two seasons as a part-time assistant at Villanova before becoming the Wildcats offensive line coach in 1969.[2] Posadowski spent one season (1976) as an assistant at Idaho State University.[3]

Posadowski joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1977 as offensive line coach. After a 0-5 start to the 1978 season, head coach Jim Eddy was fired and Posadowski was named head coach.[4] The Roughriders finished the season 4-11-1 and Posadowski was replaced by retiring quarterback Ron Lancaster.[5]

Following Lancaster's hiring, Posadowski was moved from the head coaching position to director of scouting and recruiting.[5] Posadowski's final coaching position was as an assistant with the Calgary Stampeders.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tedsilary.com/FBCLcoachrecords.htm
  2. ^ "Full-Time Assistant". The Dispatch. March 19, 1969. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  3. ^ http://issuu.com/frankmercogliano/docs/2009isufbmg
  4. ^ "Roughies replace Jim Eddy". The Montreal Gazette. August 17, 1978. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  5. ^ a b "Lancaster Now Coach". The Spokesman-Review. November 1, 1978. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  6. ^ "Gotta promises changes to Stamps". Ottawa Citizen. November 4, 1981. Retrieved 2010-08-11.