Ben Chossek, who has coached with and played under five Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Famers, has been named head football coach at New Berlin West replacing Al Moroder.
“We’re excited to get him in the building not only as a coach but also a teacher,” Jordan Napoli, West’s activites and athletic director. “He also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our school. Ben will begin his role as a teacher and coach starting next week and will meet with players shortly thereafter. He was spoke of very highly from a variety of well-respected coaches, administrators and student-athletes who all specifically mentioned his character and genuine positive attitude which stood out during the interview process.”
Chossek is chomping at the bit to get started.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to join a school like New Berlin West and district as highly regarded as New Berlin,” he said. “The reputation of the district and school along with the opportunity to establish a consistently competitive football program is really exciting. Clear that PE and Athletics are supported by the school and administration and supportive families. Just have to look at the facilities at New Berlin West like the Fitness Center and Fieldhouse. Finally a young roster of contributors in 2015. All great pieces to build around.
“I’m very excited to get on campus, meet the players and families and get going with the off-season. Winning football takes a lot of work, but looking forward to getting started in building a tradition of strong football at New Berlin West.”
Chossek has a blend of experiences as an assistant and head coach with traditionally strong programs and rebuilding programs to prepare for New Berlin West.
“Mukwonago (Keith Hensler) and most recently Brookfield East (Tom Swittel) were strong programs so I got an opportunity to see how playoff caliber programs were run,” he said. “Wisconsin Lutheran College and Grafton were rebuilding programs establishing themselves so I was able to see the transition process to get to consistently competitive football.”
Chossek was offensive coordinator Brookfield East (10-2) in 2014-15 and helped the Spartans set multiple school offensive records this past fall. Previously he was the head coach at Grafton (2008-2013), the defensive coordinator (2003-07) and the secondary coach (2000-03) at Wisconsin Lutheran College and an assistant coach at Mukwonago (1998-99.
The five Hall of Famers he played for or coached with were Al Urness (Port Washington), his father, Jim Chossek (Port Washington, Whitefish Bay, Homestead), Roger Herring (UW-LaCrosse), Keith Hensler (Mukwonago) and Tom Swittel (Brookfield East).
Chossek residex in Wauwatosa with wife, Wendy, and two children, Abby, 13, and Sydney, 10.