Ashburn, VA (September 29, 2016) – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation announced today that Stone Bridge High School head football coach, Mickey Thompson, has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week presented by Inova Sports Medicine for the week of Sept. 26.
Coach Thompson has been the head coach of the Stone Bridge High School football team since the program’s inception in 2000. This past weekend, the Bulldogs improved to 3-1 after defeating reigning Virginia 6A State Champion and rival, Westfield High School, with a score of 34-16 at the “Battle of the Bulldogs.”
Athletic Director Dave Hembach, described Thompson as being a “hands-on coach who knows his kids well.” Hembach also said that Thompson is “hardworking, honest, and one who leads by example. When his athletes are lifting weights, he is too.”
Hembach credits the programs history of success to the tireless efforts of Coach Thompson and the rest of the coaching staff. In the school’s brief history, Stone Bridge has won 175 games, averaged at least 10 wins a season since the football program was founded and has had several State Championship appearances, including a Virginia High School League Division 5A State Title in 2007.
A graduate of Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Va., Coach Thompson is no stranger to the Loudoun Community. On weekends, Thompson has opened up Stone Bridge’s football field for the local Ashburn Youth Football League.
Thompson works closely with members of the Stone Bridge Athletic Training staff to ensure the health and safety of his players. He has also been instrumental in the schools fundraising efforts over the years for new equipment including high quality helmets for the entire program.
The High School Coach of the Week program is a league-wide initiative designed to recognize area high school football coaches who continuously demonstrate hard work and dedication to their football programs, the health and safety of their players, and who make a difference in their communities.
This season, in partnership with Inova Sports Medicine, the Redskins Charitable Foundation has convened a panel of local high school football media experts to provide nominations of deserving high school coaches for consideration and selection. Each coach chosen throughout the high school football season will receive a $2,000 donation from the Redskins Charitable 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, as well as other giveaway items from the Redskins Charitable Foundation and Inova Sports Medicine.