Friday, November 7, 2014

Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation names High School Coach of the Week

November 5, 2014 LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Bob Christmas of Jefferson Forest High School in Forest, Va. has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Nov. 3.

Christmas is in his first year back at Jefferson Forest High School after having previously coached at the school from 1988-97 and leading the team to two state championships in back to back years (1992-93). Christmas spent the last 13 seasons coaching in Gainesville, Ga. where his team won 106 games and twice reached the class AAAA semifinals. Jefferson Forest is 10-0 so far this season.

Jefferson Forest High School Athletic Director John Otey believes that Christmas' esteemed leadership abilities have contributed heavily to the team's success this season. "Coach Christmas has an enormous amount of positive character and is a role model for how he wants his players to act on and off the field," said Otey. "He is well respected amongst all of his student-athletes." The Jefferson Forest football team works closely with a local church every season, dedicating their time to helping the church with their "5th Quarter Carnival" fundraising event.

 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. -REDSKINS- 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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