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Worcester, MA
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  soccer, long-form features, sports, general news, beer, music, mls, major league soccer, usmnt

Freelance Journalist. kkoczwar[at]gmail[dot]com

Kevin Koczwara's Biography

Worcester, Mass, based journalist whose work has been featured in Men's Journal, Howler, VICE, The Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Rolling Stone, SB Nation longform, to name a few.

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Puppet Killer: One Man's Controversial Twitter Quest To Save American Soccer | VICE Sports

Puppet Killer: One Man's Controversial Twitter Quest To Save American Soccer | VICE Sports

"Redneck Geometry," Hot Saws, And The Bottom Line: Matt Cogar's Rise To America's Best Lumberjack...

"Redneck Geometry," Hot Saws, And The Bottom Line: Matt Cogar's Rise To America's Best Lumberjack...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancing.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Often.

How is social media changing news?

It makes it more interactive. Readers and sources now add on to the narrative.

The World's Most Terrifying Race

sports.vice.com — "The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart." - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus A sense of dread has hung over Jason Spare's life. Spare's father was 33 years old when he had his first heart attack. It almost killed him.
Jan 08, 2016

These guys go for their second try this weekend. Wish them luck. | The World's Most Terrifying Race sports.vice.com/en_us/article/… via @vicesports

Jimmy Hayes is starting to find himself in Boston

boston.com — A stream of cameras and microphones flash in front of Jimmy Hayes. He's still dressed in his practice gear and standing tall in his skates with a Boston Bruins winter hat giving him a few extra inches. He's started sporting a new, red beard, which is still in the patchy phase.
Jan 05, 2016

Jimmy Hayes is a local kid living out his dream playing for the Bruins. boston.com/sports/hockey/…?ssr=true

"Redneck Geometry," Hot Saws, And The Bottom Line: Matt Cogar's Rise To America's Best Lumberjack

sports.vice.com — There is a blue cooler sealed with duct tape and a makeshift packaging label inside a small plywood shed. Enough sun peeks through the shed's lone door to illuminate a collection of axes-at least 20, but I can't keep count because they seem to blend together-and warm the interior on this cool autumn day in the Appalachian Mountains.
Dec 15, 2015

I went to WV to find out what makes Matt Cogar America's best lumberjack for @VICESports sports.vice.com/en_us/article/… #longreads

Dec 15, 2015

.@kkoczwara went to West Virginia to meet America's best lumberjack and came back with some good words. sports.vice.com/en_us/article/…

Dec 15, 2015

RT @david_j_roth: .@kkoczwara went to West Virginia to meet America's best lumberjack and came back with some good words. sports.vice.com/en_us/article/…

Dec 16, 2015

RT @VICESports: Becoming America's best lumberjack through redneck geometry, hot saws, and the bottom line. bit.ly/1NvnMKC pic.twitter.com/rcmp0NkOcC

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Scott Zolak's Rise: How a Backup QB Won Over Patriots Nation

rollingstone.com — It's Sunday morning in Massachusetts, four hours before the undefeated New England Patriots presumably roll over the Washington Redskins, and Scott Zolak - former pro quarterback turned sports-talk cult hero - is already in the building, greeted with cheers and beers wherever he goes.
Dec 08, 2015

I wrote about @ScottZolak for @RollingStone It was fun. | How a Backup QB Conquered Patriots Nation rol.st/1M1p3a8 #longform

Dec 08, 2015

RT @RollingStone: Spend a Sunday in the booth with Scott Zolak, the backup QB who became the (very loud) voice of Patriots Nation rol.st/1NJqV8K

Dec 08, 2015

RT @michaelFhurley: This rules. Scott Zolak's Second Act: How a Backup QB Conquered Patriots Nation rol.st/1M1p3a8 via @rollingstone

Dec 08, 2015

RT @RollingStone: Spend a Sunday in the booth with Scott Zolak, the backup QB who became the (very loud) voice of Patriots Nation rol.st/1NJqV8K

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Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello is living out his father’s dream

boston.com — Lou Colabello needs to pinch himself to remind him that this is real and that is his son Chris in the Toronto Blue Jays uniform, playing in the playoffs. This was the dream, for both Lou and his son. The big leagues, where they both wanted to be.
Oct 23, 2015

A thing I wrote. “@BostonDotCom: Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello is living out his father’s dream bit.ly/1jYOyTj

Oct 23, 2015

RT @BDCSports: Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello is living out his father’s dream bit.ly/1jYOyTj

Oct 23, 2015

RT @BostonDotCom: Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello is living out his father’s dream bit.ly/1jYOyTj

Can Brendan Rodgers be part of Liverpool's promising future?

si.com — Fenway Sports Group has had two main priorities since it bought Liverpool in 2010 from Tom Hicks and George Gillett. The first has been to overhaul the club's famed stadium, Anfield.

The Jose Mourinho Conundrum at Chelsea

the-cauldron.com — Jose Mourinho may be denying that he's feeling pressure, but as the defeats surprisingly mount, more signs are starting to show that this could be a redux of The Special One's first go-round at Stamford Bridge - and one that ends much more quickly than anyone would have imagined a month ago.
Sep 18, 2015

Yeah, I write about Mourinho and how this is all similar to the last time he was in charge of Chelsea. the-cauldron.com/the-jose-mouri…

10 great craft breweries to try in Central Mass.

bostonglobe.com — Craft beer is in the middle of a moment. Since 2011, the number of US breweries has skyrocketed from 1,776 to 3,739, with nearly 700 opening in the past year alone. Greater Boston and Western Massachusetts together have more than 60 companies, and now the craft-beer movement is swelling in the midsection of the state as well.
Sep 10, 2015

Interesting look at 10 craft breweries worth trying in Central Massachusetts, by @kkoczwara for @BostonGlobeMag bostonglobe.com/magazine/2015/…

Sep 10, 2015

RT @mattpep15: Interesting look at 10 craft breweries worth trying in Central Massachusetts, by @kkoczwara for @BostonGlobeMag bostonglobe.com/magazine/2015/…

Sep 10, 2015

RT @GardnerAle: Great Article in the The Boston Globe featuring Gardner Ale House as one of the 10 great craft breweries in... fb.me/2tuCdamG1

USA's Morgan Brian hopes simplicity will bring Women's World Cup success

theguardian.com — Morgan Brian slides off her brand new blacked-out cleats and sits down. She has just finished playing her final game for the National Women's Soccer League's Houston Dash - who selected the midfielder with the first pick in this year's draft - before she jets off to California to prepare for the upcoming World Cup in Canada.

Dreams have no borders

sbnation.com — A skinny 9-year-old girl with dark, wavy hair bounces around her living room, a soccer ball at her feet. She kicks it against the cream and green tweed couch. Her eyes stare into the television. More than 90,000 people pile into the Rose Bowl for the women's World Cup final.
May 07, 2015

RT @Voxlongform: Dreams have no borders: Sydney Leroux's Journey from Canada to the American National Team ift.tt/1bAUVHZ

May 07, 2015

RT @GlennStout: #USWNT Sydney Leroux, Canada's greatest American. And today is her 25th birthday: #longform #longreads sbnation.com/longform/2015/… via @sbnation

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Feb 13, 2016

@tylermachado Deep Ellum is the best. (They have a great Spanish cider on draft and will soon have Artifact.)

Feb 12, 2016

@HJBosch21 I'll have this kid play on my rec team any time, especially if he has more goal celebrations up his sleeve.

Feb 12, 2016

@HJBosch21 "scoring 14 goals with 3 goal limit per player" killed me because a goal limit! A GOAL LIMIT! No wonder parents hate soccer.

Feb 12, 2016

Here's my @tinyletter with an interview with Brad Friedel and impressions of @MenInBlazers BlazerCon. tinyletter.com/kkoczwara/lett…

Feb 12, 2016

This kid is the best. | Cleveland Teen Was Kicked Out of His Rec Soccer League for the Best Reasons | GQ gq.com/story/clevelan…

Feb 12, 2016

@Knox_Harrington (best beer in the world is outside Boston, but Trillium is damn good if you see it.)

Feb 12, 2016

RT @sportingintel: FIFA fave Sheikh Salman's Bahrain FA (BFA) hired world's most notorious match-fixer. By @pkelso BFA v naive, at best news.sky.com/story/1641170/…

Feb 12, 2016

I had some stuff from #BlazerCon I was holding on to in the hopes of finding a home. Now it's TinyLetter format. tinyletter.com/kkoczwara


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