The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Tim Cromer of Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, Va., has been named Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of October 12, 2009.
The Redskins High School Coach of the Week program is designed to recognize and reward excellence in high school football coaching.
Coach Cromer has been coaching football for 23 years, the last eight as head coach at Christiansburg High School. During his career, he has been named the 1999 Florida District 2 4A Coach of the Year, the 2004 Roanoke Times Timesland Coach of the Year, the 2004 Associated Press Group AA Virginia Coach of the Year and the 2004 WDBJ 7 Friday Football Extra Coach of the Year.
Coach Cromer encourages his student-athletes to excel on and off the field by emphasizing the importance of team work and daily improvement. His motto "Teamwork makes the Dream Work" is carried out by monitoring his athlete's classroom work ethics and putting a strong emphasis on daily improvements on the field and academically.
Off the field, Coach Cromer and the team are active in the community. His student-athletes read to local elementary school classes and Cromer and his staff run a local camp for youth football players. In addition, Cromer is the Men's Ministry Leader for "1st and 10 Ministries" at Victory Restoration Center Church.
"I have had the opportunity to coach Tim in high school, have him serve as an assistant coach on my team and then watch him develop as a head coach. He has always expected a lot of himself and the teams he has coached. He does not lower his standards or expectations regardless of a situation. The rules are the same for every player. He has always represented the Christiansburg community in a positive way as a player, student and coach" says Christiansburg Athletic Director Kirk Litton.
The Blue Demons are currently 6-1 and ranked 13th in the Max Preps Virginia State AA Power Rankings.
Each week during the 2009 high school football season, the Redskins will select one area high school head coach as the Redskins High School Coach of the Week. The selection is based on the coach's continuing commitment towards promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes, his overall community involvement and overall team performance and record.
Each of the coaches chosen throughout the high school season will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Redskins head coach Jim Zorn.