LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Kenneth Amaker of Central High School in Capitol Heights, Md. has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Sept. 22.
Amaker spent the majority of his 17-in 2012. In his first two years as head coach, the Falcons won just two combined games; however, the team has opened the 2014 season 2-0, defeating both High Point High School and Maritime Academy.
Central High School Athletic Director Jeffrey Patnode attests that Coach Amaker is not only dedicated to the craft of coaching, but is also dedicated to helping his players stay focused in the classroom.
“He has prepared tremendously to make his student-athletes successful on and off the field,” said Patnode. “As a business teacher at our high school, he wants to prepare them for what’s to come after graduation.”
In the off-season, Coach Amaker assists with local youth leagues’ programs that feed into Central High School and is also on the Maryland High School Football Coaches Association.
Redskins High School Coach of the Week
The Redskins High School Coach of the Week program is designed to recognize and reward excellence in high school football coaching.
Each week during the 2014 high school football season, the Redskins will select one area high school head football coach as the Redskins High School Coach of the Week. The selection is based on the coach's continuing commitment toward promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes, 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, Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden and Redskins President and General Manager Bruce Allen.
For more information on the Redskins High School Coach of the Week program or the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, visit http://www.redskins.com/communityfollow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR.