The Jets have been a proud participant in the NFL High School Coach of the Week program since 1996. The award is given weekly to a coach in the tri-state area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound football fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve, and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to his community, his school and his student-athletes. Chase has joined the program for the 2014 season to increase the impact of the award and will recognize each winner at a Jets home game with a signed certificate from General Manager John Idzik and Head Coach Rex Ryan along with a personalized game ball. Chase and the NFL Foundation will also award each winner with a $2,000 check for their high school’s football program. In addition to the Coach of the Week awards, a Coach of the Year will be selected at the end of the high school season and awarded $4,000 from the NFL Foundation and Chase.