Crowley to coach defensive line at WCSU

Nick Crowley, 200-yard rusher in the Battle for the Bell.

Nick Crowley, college football player.

Nick Crowley, high school assistant coach.

Nick Crowley, prep school strength and conditioning coach.

Nick Crowley, prep school defensive coordinator/special teams coordinator.

Nick Crowley, college defensive line coach.

It’s been a pigskin journey for the Bristol Eastern graduate, and the progression has continued to the college level at his Alma mater.

“Excited to announce that I will be coaching the Defensive Line at Western Connecticut State University,” Crowley tweeted on Friday.

Crowley graduated from WCSU in 2018. Praise poured in for the new member of head coach Joe Loth’s staff.

“Congrats Coach Crowley, it’s always great to see former Lancers doing well!!” read a tweet from Bristol Eastern football.

“Excited to see this young guy continue to grow in this coaching world,” tweeted St. Thomas More head coach Ernest Anderson. “Nick did an incredible job for us the past few years. He’s going to be a name to watch moving forward! Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and this program!”

“No one deserves this more!! Western is lucky to have you,” tweeted Ryan Peterson, a former assistant basketball coach at St. Thomas More who is now a graduate assistant for the Baylor University men’s basketball team. “Next big time Coach in the making!!! Happy for you Crowl, keep grinding my brother.”

Bonus material: Eleven players have rushed for 200 or more yards in the Battle for the Bell, and Crowley was one of them. Crowley carried 37 times for 201 yards in Bristol Eastern’s 17-6 win over Bristol Central in the 2012 Battle for the Bell at Muzzy Field.

Photo caption: Crowley as a freshman at WCSU (Credit: WCSU athtletics).