Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation names High School Football Coach of the Week

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Robert Harris of Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Md. has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Oct. 13.

Harris has coached football at the high school level for 20 years, eight of which have been at Surrattsville. Harris was a 2013 finalist for Prince George’s County Coach of the Year and has been named head coach of this year’s Prince George’s County vs. Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) All-Star game, played in December. Harris led the Hornets to their third state playoff appearance and first regional championship in school history following the 2013 season. The team is 4-2 so far this season.

Surrattsville High School Athletic Director Demario Newman believes Harris’ interpersonal abilities have largely impact the individuals he works with.

“His attitude has been a driving force in changing mindsets in our school community,” said Newman. “He is a humble, compassionate, strong disciplinarian and a father figure to many if not all.”    

Harris and his team participated in the 2014 Prince George’s County Public School’s Back to School Fair as student ambassadors, helping to set up the facility for the event. His student-athletes also act as peer bodies to students with disabilities at Surrattsville.

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 or 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 and click on Community for more information.

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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