The Washington Redskins announced Sept. 8 that head football coach Keith King of Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, Va., has been named Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of September 8, 2008.
The Redskins High School Coach of the Week program is designed to recognize and reward excellence in high school football coaching.
Coach King is currently in his 8th year as head coach at Woodbridge High School and has been coaching high school football for over 18 years.
The Viking football team is coming off a 2007 season record of 9-5 and won their first Northwest Region championship in 33 years.
Coach King's leadership and dedication led the Vikings to the 2007 State Championship game where they were state runner ups.
His continuing commitment and motivation to the team and the school extends off the field where he is active at other Woodbridge High School events.
"Coach King continuously exemplifies all the right things about coaching and has a strong belief in school pride. He genuinely cares about his players and is big on respect both for his players and his players of him" says Woodbridge Director of Student Activities Daniel Forgas.
The Vikings are currently ranked 12th in the 2008 Washington Post Top 20 and have started the 2008 season with a 2-0 record.
Each week during the 2008 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 NFL Charities to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Jim Zorn and NFL Director of Football Operations Gene Washington.