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Walt Whitman High School Football Coach Honored

The Washington Redskins announced Oct. 5 that head football coach Jim Kuhn of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md., has been named Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Sept. 28, 2009.

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

Coach Kuhn has been coaching at Walt Whitman for thirteen years with this season being his third as head coach. He is an active member of the Walt Whitman community. He runs youth football camps and clinics that teach football fundamental techniques.

Coach Kuhn's success can be attributed to the relationship he has with his players.

"Coach Kuhn motivates his players by fostering good relationships with his players. He shows a genuine interest in his players on and off the field. He also supports them in the classroom and in their other extracurricular/athletic endeavors. Jim has that one thing that all great coaches need; his players will play for him and respect him. They know that he always will have both the individual and the team's best interest at heart" says Walt Whitman Athletic Director Andy Wetzel.

The Vikings have gone from being 4-6 last season to currently holding a 4-1 record.

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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