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Philadelphia Eagles Youth Football Coach of the Week


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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,"

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Table inside Article
Game Date and Time Game Matchup Coach of the Week
Friday, September 10th @ 7:00PM Downingtown West at Perkiomen Valley Rob Heist, Perkiomen Valley
Saturday, September 18th @ 6:00PM Abraham Lincoln at Kensington Hakeem Cooper, Abraham Lincoln
Friday, September 24th @ 7:00PM Boys Latin Charter at West Philadelphia Pat Montgomery, Boys Latin
Friday, October 1st @ 7:00PM Roman Catholic at Archbishop Wood Matt Walp, Archbishop Wood
Saturday, October 9th @ 11:00AM Chester vs. Pennwood at Chester Athletic Complex LaDontay Bell, Chester
Friday, October 15th @ 7:00PM Olney Charter vs. Northeast at Northeast Supersite Eric Clark, Northeast
Friday, October 22nd @ 7:00PM Neumann-Goretti at Cardinal O'Hara Al Crosby, Neumann-Goretti
Friday, October 29th @ 7:00PM Garnet Valley vs. Lower Merion Michael Ricci, Garnet Valley