Ashburn (Nov. 20, 2013) – The Washington Redskins announced today that Woodgrove High School head football coach Mike Skinner has been named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Nov. 11.
Woodgrove established its football program in the fall of 2012. Utilizing 30 years of coaching experience, Skinner has increased participation in the varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams to 160 student-athletes in just two seasons.
“He has had 30 years figuring out the right approach to kids,” Woodgrove High School Athletic Director Theodore Lowery said. “I have seen all different sides and shapes of coaches, and he is a high-character, high-integrity guy.”
Skinner’s Wolverines varsity team finished the regular season 7-3 and won their first playoff game last week against Loudoun County High School, 45-7.
Prior to finishing the regular season, the Wolverines football team assisted in cleaning the main barn of the Ladies Board of INOVA Hospital during the 75th Annual Rummage Sale. According to Lowery, the student-athletes represented the school and athletic department in a positive light by interacting with volunteers and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the event.
The Wolverines take on Eastern View High School on Friday, Nov. 22 in the second round of playoffs.
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 2013 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/Executive Vice President Mike Shanahan and Redskins Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen.
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