This year, our Eagles High School Coach of the Week program, presented by Hyundai, will include 16 High School football programs from throughout the Philadelphia area. Each participating team will receive grant dollars back to their respective football program. The winning coach of each matchup will be named our Eagles High School Coach of the Week and will have a chance to become the 2022 Eagles High School Coach of the Year. Check back each week to read more about each featured Coach and find out who will represent the Eagles for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award.
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Week 8 | Coach Michael Ricci of Garnet Valley
When it comes to coaching, Michael Ricci has been on the block for many years. Coach Ricci was hired as Garnet Valley's head football coach in 1986. From the time he was a kid, he knew coaching was his calling and after 38 years of being on the sidelines, Coach Ricci is putting down his headset.
Week 7 | Coach Al Crosby of Neumann-Goretti
Al Crosby grew up in Philadelphia and football has always been a big part of his life. One of his coaches was Leroy Keyes, a former Philadelphia Eagle. Keyes is the reason why Crosby became a football coach.
Week 6 | Coach Eric Clark of Northeast High School
In his first full season as head coach for Northeast High School, Eric Clark has found different ways to keep his team uplifted through a difficult year.
Week 5 | Coach LaDontay Bell of Chester
"Coaching actually found me. I didn't find coaching. I was around the game when there was a coaching position that was open, and my wife sent me the email. She told me to check it out. I actually interviewed for the job in a janitor's closet. And here I am today,"
Week 4 | Coach Matt Walp of Archbishop Wood
With 26 years of coaching under his belt, this head coach knows his job goes far beyond the field. Archbishop Wood High School Head Coach Matt Walp says it is important for all coaches to recognize that they are more than a coach for these players.
Week 3 | Coach Pat Montgomery of Boys Latin Charter School
It is more than just for the love of football; it is about making a difference in young people's lives for Pat Montgomery. As the head coach for Boys Latin Charter School, Montgomery loves being able to spend time on the sidelines and in the weight room, but it is the kids who really make his job worthwhile.
Week 2 | Coach Hakeem Cooper of Abraham Lincoln High School
In every aspect of football, this coach makes it a point to let his players have fun. Abraham Lincoln High School Head Coach Hakeem Cooper focuses on finding ways for his players to enjoy their time while they are out on the field.
Week 1 | Coach Rob Heist of Perkiomen Valley
Even after 18 years of being on the sideline, he still gets butterflies when those Friday Night Lights switch on and the whistle blows. When he puts his headset on, he is in the zone. No stranger to Perkiomen Valley High School, Head Coach Rob Heist has spent years doing what he loves at his alma mater.
|Game Date and Time||Game Matchup||Score||Coach of the Week|
|Friday, September 9th @ 7:00PM||West Chester East at West Chester Rustin||35-12 West Chester Rustin||Mike St. Clair|
|Friday, September 16th @ 7:00PM||Imhotep at Malvern Prep||17-13 Malvern Prep||David Gueriera|
|Thursday, September 22nd @ 3:00PM||Vaux (Big Picture Philly) at Thomas Edison High School||24-0 Vaux||Robbie Marsden|
|Friday, September 30th @ 7:00PM||Souderton Area HS at Quakertown HS||34-20 Souderton||Ed Gallagher|
|Friday, October 7th @ 7:00PM||Camden HS at Haddonfield Memorial HS||7-3 Camden||Robert Hinson|
|Friday October 14th @ 3:00PM||Martin Luther King HS at Benjamin Franklin HS||38-0 Martin Luther King||Jordan Alexander|
|Friday, October 21st @ 7:00PM||La Salle College HS at Roman Catholic||31-14 Roman Catholic||Rick Prete|
|Friday, October 28th @ 7:00PM||Downingtown West at Downingtown East||31-28 Downingtown West||Michael Milano|