By Phil Anastasia
Chris Crowley said he was "energized" by a year away from football.
Crowley will be back on the sideline next season as he was named the coach at Deptford High School on Wednesday night.
"It's a school with a lot of tradition," Crowley said. "The football program has had a lot of success. I'm excited to get involved."
Crowley was the coach at Woodrow Wilson from 2008-2011. His teams went a combined 21-20, with a 7-4 mark and the West Jersey Independence Division title in 2011.
Crowley was an assistant coach at Paul VI in 2012, then was out of football during the 2013 season.
"It was the first time I was away from the game in a long time," Crowley said. "It energized me. I'm excited to get back."
Crowley replaces Mike Blackiston, who was not rehired after last season.
Deptford was 1-9 in 2013. The Spartans' last winning season with in 2006.
Crowley is a teacher at Woodrow Wilson. He has been hired an adjunct coach but could land a teaching job at Deptford for next year.
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