Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuscarora's Mike Burnett named Redskins High School Coach of the Week

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Mike Burnett of Tuscarora High School in Leesburg, Va. has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Sep. 28.

Burnett has been the head coach at Tuscarora since 2010 and has been coaching football for 18 seasons. The Huskies have opened the season with an overall record of 5 – 0. During his time at Tuscarora, Coach Burnett has won 51 games, going 14 – 1 last season. He has also been named VHSCA AA Coach of the Year in 2008, Game day Magazine AA Coach of the Year in both 2008 and 2009 and the Washington Redskins Coach of the Year in 2008.

Tuscarora High School Athletic Director, Derek Farrey, explains that Burnett runs his program based off of three pillars: Commitment, Passion and Discipline. “He is one of my hardest working coaches,” said Farrey, who went on to say that Coach Burnett does anything he can to make the school a better community for everyone.

The Huskies are also involved with Tuscarora’s Peer Mediation Program, in which they volunteer with a school counselor in their free time to help alleviate issues on campus. Coach Burnett also believes the safety of his student athletes is paramount and has hosted a USA Football Heads Up Football coaching clinic with his staff to ensure the proper tackling techniques are being practiced.

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 Youth Football Fund to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden, 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 or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR or on Instagram @redskinsgiveback.

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