LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Steve Magenbauer of Salem High School in Salem, Va. has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Sept. 29.
Magenbauer played at Salem High School before a spinal injury ended his playing career at 16 years old. Following the injury, Magenbauer found his calling as a coach, beginning with a local middle school team and moving to Glenvar High School and Hidden Valley High School following college. Now in his 11th year as the head coach at Salem, Magenbauer has led the team to two state championships and seven double-digit win seasons. The Spartans are currently 5-0 this season.
Salem High School Athletic Director Chris King explains that Magenbauer is not only a leader on the football field for his student-athletes, but he is also an example for them in life.
“Coach Magenbauer is a class act and an outstanding citizen,” said King. “He is a huge advocate of his players being students first and athletes second.”
During the season, Magenbauer takes his players to the Virginia Medical Hospital to visit patients. The team also holds a “Sandlot Night” every year to recognize local pee-wee leagues.
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/community or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR.
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ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with nine others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.
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