Thursday, November 13, 2014
Redskins Charitable Foundation names High School Coach of the Week
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - The Washington Redskins announced today that head football
coach Roscoe Johnson of Atlee High School in Mechanicville, Va. has been named the
Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Nov. 10.
Johnson is currently in his eighth year as head coach at Atlee. He led the Raiders
to one of their best seasons in 2013 with an 11-2 record and an appearance in the 5A
South Region final game. The team is currently 8-2 and will play in the first round
of playoffs on Friday, Nov. 14.
Atlee High School Director of Student Activities Dave Kannewurf explains how
Johnson's leadership has been essential to the team's success over the years.
"Coach Johnson knows how to motivate and communicate well with his
student-athletes," said Kannewurf. "He is an amazing role model and works hard to
help his players be successful on and off the field."
The Raiders participate in civic work around the Richmond area, helping to fundraise
with local organizations such as the Richmond Sports Backers and for their own
football boosters. Coach Johnson is a teacher in the Special Education Department
and is also the head baseball coach at Atlee.
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
follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: The Washington Redskins Charitable
Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic arm of the team, combines the influence and
popularity of the Washington Redskins with the resources and assets of area
corporations. Founded by owner Daniel M. Snyder, the Charitable Foundation is guided
by its Leadership Council that consists of CEOs who help shape and define the
philanthropic efforts of the Redskins to achieve a measurable impact on youth
development in the areas of education, community outreach and health and wellness.
Visit www.Redskins.com<http://www.redskins.com/> and click on Community for more
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned
by Daniel Snyder<http://blog.redskins.com/tag/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<http://www.redskins.com/team/front-office.html> since 1999, and beginning in
1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.