Bellingham Alum New Addition To UW Staff

Updated: Jul 17, 2018

Bellingham - Former Bellingham High School running star Chris Kwiatkowski has been named the newest assistant distance coach for the University of Washington cross country and track programs.

Kwiatkowski graduate from Bellingham High School in 2007 where he won the 2A 3200 state title his senior season in 9:05.88 and ran a best 1600 time of 4:16. He would sign with the University of Oregon and run for the Ducks for 5 years.

His first coaching position was at American University, where he has been the last 6 years. His roommate in college, best friend, and Rio gold medal winner Matt Centrowitz brought him into the program when his dad, Matthew Centrowitz Sr., was the head coach. Kwaiatkowski eventually made his way up to full-time assistant coach for the Eagles cross and track programs.

The Huskies have now filled 4 of the 6 coaching spots on the track team since hiring new program director Maurica and head coach Andy Powell last month.

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