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W.T. Woodson High School Football Coach Honored

W.T. Woodson Football Coach Honored

The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Trey Taylor of W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va., has been named Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of October 26, 2009.

The Redskins High School Coach of the Week program is designed to recognize and reward excellence in high school football coaching.

Coach Taylor has been coaching at W.T. Woodson for six years, with the last four as head coach. Taylor has motivated his student athletes by changing the culture and mentality of the team.

He emphasizes the importance of hard work, attention to detail, caring for each other more than themselves, and to have pride in their school. He also tells his team that they need to give back to the community that supports them.

Last season, the senior classmen spent time with wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans at the Walter Reed Naval Hospital. Taylor's team was also the only athletic team to participate in "Cav Clean-Up Day" which is a day of service for students to help revamp their school. In addition, Taylor holds monthly meetings with parents to discuss ways in which the community can become more involved with the team.

"Coach Taylor's preparation, work ethic, and character are modeled daily to the players. He leads by example and the players know he will do whatever he can to help them get into college. He has relationships with all of them. The players know he cares about them. If a player knows you truly care about them and their well being; they will do anything for you" said W.T. Woodson Assistant Director of Student Activities Grif Barhight.

The Cavaliers are currently 8-1 and ranked No. 9 in the Maxpreps poll for the state of Virginia.

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.

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