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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation announced today that Andy Linn, head football coach at Lafayette High School (Williamsburg – James County City Public Schools) has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week, presented by Inova Sports Medicine, for the week of October 16.
Entering his twenty-first season at Lafayette High School, Coach Andy Linn is no stranger to success. He was named the Region Coach of the Year for the 2014-2015 season, and the Virginia State Coach of the Year for 2014. However, his on-field success is a direct result of his ability to motivate and inspire his team. "In regard to motivating his players on the field, Coach Linn leads by example. His energy and enthusiasm for not just his players, but for football itself is contagious," said Athletic Director Kyle Neve in an interview.
Currently, the Lafayette High School football program is 6 – 1 and Coach Linn has posted an impressive overall record of 75 – 10 during his tenure as head coach.
Coach Linn can be tough on his players while on the field, but off the field, he has proved he is always there for his team. He has gathered donations of food and clothing for players who are hungry or ones who need nice clothes for their weekly dress up days. "I've been involved in high school athletics for 32 years and have not met a better coach, teacher, and role model than Coach Linn. He truly cares about all of his athletes and Lafayette High School," said Neve.
Safety is a fundamental part of how Coach Lin runs his program and plans his practices. He researches and implements the most current equipment, drills, and exercises that will keep his players safe. The team currently participates in USA Football's 'Heads Up' program, which stresses tackling and head and neck safety.
During Coach Linn's twenty-seven years of coaching, he has made a lasting impact on all of his student-athletes. Neve ended by saying, "He is the ultimate high school football coach."
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.