A four-year starter on the offensive line for the Tiger football team, Konstantinos Kosmakos is returning for his fifth season as a member of the Tigers’ coaching staff.
Last season, he helped his alma mater become the most improved team in NCAA Division I. The 2011 Tigers won their first Colonial Athletic Association championship and finished the season with a 9-3 record.
After spending the 2008 season as an Assistant Coach for the Offensive Line, he has moved to defense and will be an Assistant Coach on the Defensive Line this season.
“As a former player, a former member of the coaching staff and a local high school football standout, ‘Gus’ is very important to us,” said Coach Rob Ambrose. “There is nobody who has his finger on the pulse of the student-athletes and this campus more than he does. He is a young, hungry and focused coach who bleeds black and gold.
”He has a new role on the staff working with our linebackers,” added the Tigers’ coach. “Every year, his role increases.”
A native of Phoenix, Md., Coach Kosmakos earned his B.A. degree in Business Administration from Towson in 2006. In 2004 and 2005, he was named as the Tigers’ Offensive Player of the Year.
A fixture on the offensive line from 2002 to 2005, Kosmakos was one of the most versatile offensive linemen ever to play for the Tigers. As a freshman, he earned a starting position when injuries struck the offensive line. He started one game at guard and four games at center.
As a sophomore, he appeared in ten of the Tigers’ 12 games and started eight of them at offensive guard.
In his junior season, he moved into the starting lineup as Towson’s offensive center. In his final two seasons, he started all 22 games at center. In his senior season, he helped the Tigers post a 6-5 record in their second year of Atlantic 10 Football.
The 2005 Tigers went 3-5 in conference play with wins over Delaware, Rhode Island and Villanova. Towson was winless in its first A-10 season.
When he was named as the Tigers’ Offensive Player of the Year, he became only the fourth offensive lineman in school history to earn the award. He joined offensive guard Jason Gunning (2003), offensive center David Snyder (1995) and offensive center Kevin Fidati (1979) as linemen to win the award.
He was also the sixth player to earn the award in consecutive seasons.
A starter in 34 of 39 career games, Kosmakos is a graduate of nearby Dulaney High School. At Dulaney, he was an honorable mention All-State selection as an offensive lineman. In his junior year, he helped the Lions compile a 7-3 record after they had gone winless in his sophomore year.
He was also a standout for the Lions’ wrestling team and finished as the runner-up in the Maryland state tournament as a senior. A two-time All-Baltimore County selection as a wrestler, Kosmakos compiled a 78-4 career record.
During the 2009 and 2010 off-seasons, Coach Kosmakos was a two-year performer for the Baltimore Mariners indoor football team.
The Mariners, who posted a 14-0 regular season record in 2010, played in the American Indoor Football Association. They played their home games at First Mariner Arena in downtown Baltimore. Former Tigers Brian Bradford and Jeff Tyler were among his teammates during his indoor career.
Coach Kosmakos is single and resides in the Baltimore area.