LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (November 10, 2015) – The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Matt Griffis of Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Va. has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Nov. 2.
Griffis is currently in his sixth season as Broad Run High School’s head football coach and has over 15 years of high school coaching experience. Broad Run is currently 7 – 3 this season. Broad Run Athletic Director Jack Kirby explained that Griffis spends a lot of one on one time with his student-athletes, noting that Griffis gets involved with both their academics and their home life in order to really get to know them.
Other community efforts by the he football team include a partnership with Dominion Trail Elementary School where once a week during the year Coach Griffis’ student-athletes visit the elementary school and read to the younger students.
On Friday, Nov. 6 Broad Run High School participated in the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s (WRCF) Friday Night Lights: Think Pink! Program. In partnership with visiting school, Tuscarora High School, teams and fans were encouraged to wear pink to raise awareness for breast cancer. Throughout the month of October, WRCF and school districts identified four key high school matchups for the program. Broad Run and Tuscarora’s match-up was the first in Loudoun County over the two years of the program.
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.