Bernie Nowakowski
Bernie Nowakowski
Title: Strength & Conditioning / Offensive Line
Year: 13th
Previous College: Wesley '95
Major: Physical Education
A former standout on the defensive line and returning for his seventh year on his third stint on the Wesley College football staff, Bernie Nowakowski has assumed the lead role in the Wolverines’ strength and conditioning program and is assisting with the offensive line. Nowakowski was the head coach at Sussex Tech for four years after serving as the Wolverines’ linebackers coach in 2008.
Before returning to Wesley a second time, Nowakowski worked at Sussex Tech from 1999-2007 as a position coach and defensive coordinator.  Just prior, Nowakowski coached Wesley’s defensive line from 1994-98, mentoring some of Wesley’s all-time greatest linemen like Joe Kingsborough and Demetrius Stevenson.
Coach Nowakowski played for Wesley from 1990-93, starting three seasons on the defensive line.  Coach Drass’ first team captain, Nowakowski earned preseason All-America honors that same year. Nowakowski helped the Wolverines win a pair of ECAC Championships in 1991 and 1993 and is often referred by Drass as one of the most intense players he has ever coached.
Coach Nowakowski graduated from Wesley with a degree in Physical Education in 1995.  He and his wife, Brandi, reside in Milford with their twin sons, Bret and Brock.