LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Mark Martin of Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Oct. 5.
Martin has been the head coach at Wilson High School since the 2011-12 season and lead the team to 35 victories during his time. Currently the Tigers are 5 – 1 and on a five game winning streak.
In addition to coaching football, Martin is also the Dean of Students at the high school. Wilson Athletic Director Mitch Gore emphasized that Coach Martin takes on the role of a “father figure” to his student-athletes and constantly goes above and beyond what is asked of him, such as taking student-athletes on college visits at his own expense.
Wilson High School is also a participant in the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s Coaches in the Classroom (CITC) program. Through CITC, Martin created mandatory study hall hours four days a week for all of his athletes. As participants in CITC, the football team has volunteered at the Redskins Charitable Foundation annual Thanksgiving food distribution, Redskins Harvest Feast presented by Ryan Homes, assisting families in carrying their turkeys and groceries.
Coach Martin is also an alumnus of Wilson High School and is involved with organizing fundraisers with other Wilson alumni to fund the purchase of new helmets for the football program.
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 2015 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 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 General Manager Scot McCloughan.