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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation announced today that Greg Hatfield, head football coach at Eastern View High School (Culpeper County Public Schools) has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week, presented by Inova Sports Medicine, for the week of October 9.
Entering his tenth season as head coach at Eastern View High School, Coach Hatfield has high expectations for his football team this fall. According to Athletic Director Mark Settle, "Coach Hatfield sets the bar very high for his players and coaches." Coach Hatfield believes in developing his student-athletes and preparing them for whatever comes next in life.
Currently, the Eastern View Cyclones are 7-0. They have generated a running clock for the second half in every one of their games this season. In total, Coach Hatfield is 81-24 during his nine and a half seasons as head coach.
Coach Hatfield motivates his student-athletes by generating enthusiasm for the program throughout the community. "We always kick off the season with a 'Midnight Madness' event that really gets the parents, other students, and fans excited," said Settle. "This is a great event that brings our student-athletes together and is something that they really enjoy. It's a great team bonding experience and is truly a spectacle to see."
In terms of safety, the Eastern View High School coaching staff works closely with the school's athletic trainers to evaluate injuries and determine proper next steps. In addition, the program's personnel is well versed on the 'Heads Up' program and teaches it regularly on the field. Off the field, Coach Hatfield preaches about the importance of maintaining a well-balanced diet, and the negative effects of eating poorly.
Settle ended by saying, "Coach Hatfield is extremely well-balanced and produces consistent results year after year. We at Eastern View High School are always on the hunt for district, conference, and state championships and we could not be more proud of our head football coach. He has been a fantastic fit for the program."
About Redskins High School Coach of the Week presented by Inova Sports Medicine
The High School Coach of the Week program is a league-wide initiative designed to recognize area high school football coaches who continuously demonstrate hard work and dedication to their football programs, the health and safety of their players, and who make a difference in their communities.
This season, in partnership with Inova Sports Medicine, the Redskins Charitable Foundation has convened a panel of local high school football media experts to provide nominations of deserving high school coaches for consideration and selection. Each coach chosen throughout the high school football season will receive a $2,000 donation from the Redskins Charitable Foundation to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden, Redskins President Bruce Allen and Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams, as well as other giveaway items from the Redskins Charitable Foundation and Inova Sports Medicine.
For more information on the Redskins High School Coach of the Week program or the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, visit http://www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR or on Instagram @redskinsgiveback.