clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Reports: Central Michigan hires NMU’s Chris Ostrowsky as offensive coordinator, fills out staff

New, 1 comment

Four coaches were reportedly hired Monday morning to fill out the Chippewas’ football assistant roster.

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Northern Illinois Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Michigan University’s Chris Ostrowsky has reportedly been hired as the new offensive coordinator for the Central Michigan Chippewas, according to a report by

Ostrowsky, who has spent the last five years at NMU as a head coach, will also coach quarterbacks for CMU. Ostrowsky compiled an 18-36 record overall and a 15-35 conference record. NMU is a member of NCAA’s Division II level in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, which is considered one of the top in the Division II level and includes stalwarts Grand Valley State, Ferris State and Wayne State.

Ostrowsky was an offensive coordinator at NMU for three seasons before taking the head coaching job in 2011 and was quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, for three seasons.

According to, Ostrowsky was not the only coach to find a new home in Mt. Pleasant.

Former Indiana State running backs coach Jayden Everett has reportedly taken the same position for CMU after five years on staff in two stints for the Sycamores. Everett’s rushers contributed to a potent Sycamore offense last season despite injuries to their top two rushers, with leading rusher Roland Genesy scoring three times on 117 carries for 836 yards, averaging 5.0 yards per game.

Everett also coached at Hutchison Community College, where he coached Cordarrelle Patterson, a future first-round pick with the Minnesota Vikings. Everette served as a recruiting coordinator at Indiana State, specializing in the Wabash Valley and central Florida.

Some lower-level positions have also reportedly been filled and that list includes two former NFL veterans.

Shayne Graham, a former kicker with multiple NFL stops, will reportedly join the team as a quality control coach to replace the outgoing Dan LeFevour, who signed a contract with the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

DeJon Gomes, a former safety in the NFL with Washington and Detroit, will reportedly join the team as a defensive backs graduate assistant coach.

Blake Serpa, who played at CMU for four years and graduated this past season, will reportedly join the staff as a defensive line graduate assistant.

CMU’s spring game will be April 22 and it should be in intriguing one, as the CMU coaching staff has experienced a lot of turnover this offseason and there are plenty of position battles to settle on top of installing the new offense.