The Washington Redskins have announced that head football coach Chris Scott of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va., has been named Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Sept. 21, 2009.
The Redskins High School Coach of the Week program is designed to recognize and reward excellence in high school football coaching.
Coach Scott has been coaching at Ocean Lakes for seven years with this season being his second as head coach. Last year the Dolphins went undefeated in the regular season and finished with a 12-1 mark. They were the 2008 Beach District Champions and the Regional runner up.
The Dolphins are currently 4-0 this season and ranked 14th in the Max Preps poll for the state of Virginia.
Scott has achieved success on and off the field.
Off the field, Scott emphasizes the importance of education and community involvement with his team. He teaches an SAT prep class and holds mandatory after school study blocks for his student-athletes.
He also holds an annual youth football camp with the help of his student-athletes that emphasizes character, community service, integrity and the fundamentals of football and offers scholarships to at-risk students for his camp. Coach Scott and his student-athletes also participate in reading month by reading stories and answering questions at local elementary schools.
"Coach Scott has a deep passion for the sports he coaches, an undying commitment to his team, and a dynamic relationship with his students and colleagues. He is a respected coach, teacher and mentor. He has an incredible energy and stamina to encourage his young athletes and he continues to develop programs to help encourage his players to be healthy, well-rounded young men. Coach Scott is a true role model for all athletes and his fellow coaches" says Ocean Lakes Athletic Director John P. Williams.
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.