Friday, December 4, 2015
Redskins Charitable Foundation Names Travis Turner Redskins High School Coach of the Week
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH OF THE WEEK
EASY TWEET: Congrats to the head football coach of @unionbearslive Travis Turner for being named the WRCF Coach of the Week for Nov. 23!
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that Union High School Head Football Coach Travis Turner has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Nov. 23. This is Turner’s fifth season as head coach at Union. The Bears are undefeated with a 13 – 0 record and have advanced to the Virginia 2A semifinals.
When asked what approach Turner takes when coaching his student-athletes Union Athletic Director, Mike Goforth, said he stresses the idea of “athlete first, winning second.” Goforth described Turner has a, “selfless leader” who always makes time for his players and coaching staff.
Turner stresses the importance of athletics to all of his student-athletes. He maintains a line of constant communication with his athlete’s teachers and helps to stay on top of their grades. If an athlete is struggling in a class he does not allow them to go to practice and requires them to attend after school tutoring.
Coach Turner also emphasizes the importance of giving back. Once a week during the season, the football team volunteers their time at various churches in the area. The athletes and coaches assist by cleaning, gardening, providing general maintenance, and helping cook and deliver meals to the elderly.
In terms of on the field safety, Turner has been concussion certified through the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS). Each year he takes parents of his student-athletes through the concussion protocol.
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.
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 or on Instagram @redskinsgiveback.