LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (October 26, 2015) – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation announced today that head football coach Reed Prosser of Heritage High School in Leesburg, Va. was named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Oct. 19.
Prosser has been coaching football for 19 years and is in his third season with Heritage High School. The Pride are currently 6 – 1 this season. This is not Prosser’s first coaching distinction, as he was named Hagerstown WHHG Coach of the Year in 2007 and the Northwest District and Winchester Star Coach of the Year in 2010.
In addition to coaching football, Prosser is also a full-time English teacher at Heritage High School. When asked how Coach Prosser motivates his student-athletes, Athletic Director Ron Petrella said that Prosser takes a team first approach to coaching and makes sure that all students get recognition for their role on the team.
“Coach Prosser truly understands that we are raising student-athletes,” Petrella said.
Each spring, Coach Prosser runs an introduction to high school athletics seminar for Cedar Middle School, which hosts 40 – 50 students. Coach Prosser brings other coaches and players from Heritage High School and talks to the middle school boys who are getting ready to transition into high school and are interested in playing football. In the seminar he discusses getting paperwork in on time, expectations of a high school football player and the importance of academics. The goal is to help prepare the students while also making them feel comfortable about the transition into high school.
Coach Prosser is a certified Heads Up Football instructor through USA Football and partners with youth leagues to teach coaches best practices for player safety.
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 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.