This year, our Eagles High School Coach of the Week program will include 8 High School football coaches from throughout the Philadelphia area who exemplify what it means to be a candidate of the Don Shula High School Coach of the year. Coaches will have the opportunity to be nominated by their athletic directors and later selected by internal Eagles selection committee. Each Coach who is selected will receive grant dollars back to their respective football program and have a chance to become the 2023 Eagles High School Coach of the Year and be nominated as the Eagles nominee for the 2023 Don Shula Coach of the Year.
Philadelphia Eagles Youth Football Coach of the Week
2023 COACH OF THE WEEK PROGRAM
2023 | COACHES OF THE WEEK
Coach of the Week: Tim Roken, Saint Joseph's Prep
Roken's dedication to player safety shines a light on his contributions to the Prep community.
2022 | COACHES OF THE WEEK
Week 8 | Coach Mike Milano of Downingtown West High School
Congratulations to coach Mike Milano and the Downingtown West Whippets for their Battle of the Brandywine win against Downingtown East! Coach Milano is the Philadelphia Eagles High School Coach of the Week, presented by Hyundai.
Week 7 | Rick Prete, Roman Catholic High School
Congratulations to Rick Prete for leading Roman Catholic High School to a 31-14 win against La Salle College High School. Coach Prete is the Philadelphia Eagles High School Coach of the Week, presented by Hyundai.
Week 6 | Jordan Alexander, Martin Luther King High School
Congratulations to Jordan Alexander for stepping up to lead Martin Luther King High School to a 38-0 win against Benjamin Franklin High School. Coach Alexander is the Philadelphia Eagles High School Coach of the Week, presented by Hyundai.
Week 5 | Robert Hinson, Camden High School
Congratulations to Robert Hinson and Camden High School for their win against Haddonfield. Coach Hinson is the Philadelphia Eagles High School Coach of the Week, presented by Hyundai.
Week 4 | Ed Gallagher, Souderton Area High School
Congratulations to Ed Gallagher for coaching Souderton towards a rivalry win against Quakertown! Coach Gallagher is the Philadelphia Eagles High School Coach of the Week, presented by Hyundai.
Week 3 | Robbie Marsden, Vaux Big Picture High School
Congratulations to Robbie Marsden for guiding Vaux Big Picture High School to the first win in program history! Coach Marsden is the Philadelphia Eagles High School Coach of the Week, presented by Hyundai.
Week 2 | David Gueriera, Malvern Preparatory High School
Malvern Prep Football's Head Coach David Gueriera led the Friars to their third victory of the 2022 season on Friday night, overtaking Imhotep Charter in a contested 17-13 win.
Week 1 | Coach Mike St. Clair of Bayard Rustin High School
The Golden Knights are 2-0 this season after beating their rivals, 35-12. St. Clair is the first Philadelphia Eagles High School Coach of the Week, presented by Hyundai this season.
2021 | COACHES OF THE WEEK
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.