2021 Jets High School Coach of the Week Winners

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Week 1 - Ralph Cinque (9/13)

The New York Jets announced today that Ralph Cinque of Clifton High School in Clifton, NJ has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Cinque will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football program. Along with this award, Clifton High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Cinque will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be honored on-field at MetLife Stadium. Clifton High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, their school and their student-athletes.

Coach Cinque attended Clifton High School in Clifton, NJ where he played running back and linebacker. He was a three-sport athlete during his time in high school, competing in football, baseball and hockey. After graduating in 1993, Cinque went to college at Montclair State University. Cinque continued both his football and baseball career in college. Cinque graduated from Montclair State in 1998. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Nutley High School in 1998. In 2000, Cinque returned to his alma mater, as an assistant coach for Clifton High School. After 13 years as an assistant coach, Cinque was named head coach of the football team. In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Cinque serves as a physical education and health teacher at Clifton High School. On Friday, September 3rd, Clifton moved to 1-0 on the season, as the Clifton Mustangs defeated the Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars 32-13 in the High School Kickoff Classic. Clifton High School takes on the Hackensack Comets on September 10th at 7 PM.

Week 2 - Lou Vircillo (9/20)

Lou Vircillo of Lacey Township High School in Lanoka Harbor, NJ has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Vircillo will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football program. Along with this award, Lacey Township High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Vircillo will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be honored on-field at MetLife Stadium. Lacey Township High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, their school and their student-athletes.

Coach Vircillo attended Dumont High School in Dumont, NJ. He played football during his time there and was a vital piece to the 1963 Bergen County High School Football Championship team. After graduating in 1966, Vircillo enrolled at Tarkio College in Tarkio, Missouri. and continued his playing career while in college. Vircillo graduated from Tarkio College with a degree in physical education and. He began his coaching career at his alma mater as an assistant coach. In 1972, Vircillo returned to New Jersey, as an assistant coach for Red Bank Catholic. After three years as an assistant coach with Red Bank Catholic. Vircillo went to Red Bank Regional and was the head coach from 1976 – 1980. In 1981, Vircillo became the head coach of the Lacey Township football team, the first year of the program. He has been at Lacey Township ever since- and on September 10th, Vircillo won his 300th career game. In addition to his addition to his coaching duties, Coach Vircillo serves as a physical education teacher. On Friday, September 17th, Lacey Township moved to 2-0 on the season, as the Lacey Township Lions beat the Middletown North Lions 29-26. Lacey Township High School faces the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs on September 24th at 7 PM.

Lacey Township High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Vircillo will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be honored on-field at MetLife Stadium. Lacey Township High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

Week 3 - Ray Lucas (9/27)

The New York Jets announced that Ray Lucas of Harrison High School in Harrison, NJ has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Lucas will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football

program. Along with this award, Harrison High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Luca swill be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be honored on-field at MetLife Stadium. Clifton High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, their school and their student-athletes.

Coach Lucas attended Harrison High School in Harrison, NJ, where he played quarterback. After graduating high school in 1991, Lucas attended Rutgers University where he started at quarterback for the Scarlet Knights. Lucas graduated from Rutgers in 1996 and signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent, where he played from 1997 – 2000.

Lucas played quarterback for the New York Jets, where he started in nine games, going 6-3 in his starts. Lucas finished his career in Miami, playing two seasons for the Dolphins. Over his six-year NFL career, Lucas started in 15 games and went 8-7, throwing for over 3000 yards. Following his playing career, Lucas worked many years as an analyst for the Rutgers Football Radio Network and for SportsNet New York. In 2021, Lucas took over as the head football coach of his alma mater, Harrison High School. On Friday, September 17th the Harrison Blue Tide defeated the Emerson Cavos 19-6 – the first win of Lucas's coaching career. Harrison High School is 1-1 on the season and faces the Elmwood Park Crusaders on Friday, October 1st

Week 4 - William Delaney (10/5)

William Delaney of Suffern High School in Suffern, NY has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Delaney will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football program. Along with this award, Suffern High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2022

New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Delaney will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be honored on-field at MetLife Stadium. Suffern High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, school, and student-athletes.

Coach Delaney attended Marlborough High School in Marlborough, MA, where he played running back and defensive end. After graduating high school in 1983, Delaney attended Springfield College where he started at inside linebacker. Following graduation, Delaney remained with the Springfield College football program as a graduate assistant coach. In 1994, Delaney joined the

Suffern High School football program as an assistant and was later named the head coach of the program in 1996. In addition to his coaching duties, Delaney serves as a special education teacher for Suffern High School. On Friday, September 24th the Suffern Mounties defeated the Arlington Admirals 28-0, moving their record at the time to 3-0. The Suffern Mounties are currently

Week 5 - Robin Rosa (10/12)

Robin Rosa of Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station, NY has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Rosa will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football program. Along with this award, Walt Coach Rosa attended Centereach High School in Centereach, NY where he played running back. He graduated high school in 1978 and received a scholarship to continue playing football at C.W. Post College, majoring in physical education. Three years after graduation, Rosa joined the Comsewogue High School football coaching staff. In 2009, Rosa was named the head coach of Walt Whitman High School. In addition to his coaching duties, Rosa is a physical education teacher at Oakwood Elementary School in Huntington, NY and coaches middle school lacrosse. On Saturday, October 2nd, the Walt Whitman Wildcats shut out rival school William Floyd Colonials 27-0. The following week, Walt Whitman, again, shut out the Bay Shore Marauders 48-0, improving their record to 5-0 this season.

Whitman High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Rosa will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be recognized on-field at MetLife Stadium. Walt Whitman High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, their school, and their student-athletes.

Coach Rosa attended Centereach High School in Centereach, NY where he played running back. He graduated high school in 1978 and received a scholarship to continue playing football at C.W. Post College, majoring in physical education. Three years after graduation, Rosa joined the Comsewogue High School football coaching staff. In 2009, Rosa was named the head coach of Walt Whitman High School. In addition to his coaching duties, Rosa is a physical education teacher at Oakwood Elementary School in Huntington, NY and coaches middle school lacrosse. On Saturday, October 2nd, the Walt Whitman Wildcats shut out rival school William Floyd Colonials 27-0. The following week, Walt Whitman, again, shut out the Bay Shore Marauders 48-0, improving their record to 5-0 this season.

Week 6 - Jerry Schulte (10/19)

Jerry Schulte of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in Rumson, NJ, has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Schulte will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football program. Along with this award, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School will receive an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Schulte will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be recognized on-field at MetLife Stadium. Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, their school and their student athletes.

Coach Schulte attended Keansburg High School in Keansburg, NJ, where he played fullback and middle linebacker before graduating in 1970. After attending Monmouth University, Schulte returned to Keansburg High School as an assistant coach in 1974, before taking over as head coach at Mater Dei Prep High School in Middletown, NJ, and later, Wall High School in Wall, NJ. Schulte joined the Rumson-Fair Haven football program as the defensive coordinator in 2005 and was promoted to head coach in 2016. Throughout his coaching career, Schulte has over 100 career wins and currently leads the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Varsity Football Team 5-1 this season.

Week 7 - Zoran Milich (10/26)

Zoran Milich of Montgomery High School in Skillman, NJ has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Milich will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football program. Along with this award, Montgomery High School will receive an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Milich will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be recognized on-field at MetLife Stadium. Montgomery High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, their school and their student athletes.

Coach Milich attended Somerville High School in Somerville, NJ where he played tight end before graduating in 1986. Milich attended Rutgers University, where he played football for two years before a chronic back injury ended his career. After graduating with a degree in Economics, Milich went on to receive his M.A.T. degree in Social Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 1992, Milich began his coaching career and returned to Somerville High School as the assistant football coach. In 2000, Milich started Montgomery High School's first ever football program and has been the head coach ever since. At Montgomery, Milich teaches Social Studies and has also been the head coach of the baseball and the boys track and field programs. Milich currently serves as the president of the New Jersey Football Coaches Association.

Week 8 - Dino Garr (11/2)

Dino Garr of Rye High School in Rye, NY has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Garr will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football program. Along with this award, Rye High School will receive an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Garr will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be recognized on-field at MetLife Stadium. Rye High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, their school, and their student athletes.

Coach Garr attended Rye High School in Rye, NY where he played tailback and linebacker before graduating in 1966. Garr attended Iona College, where he continued his football career, and was named captain. After graduation, Garr joined the Iona coaching staff in 1972, before being named as an assistant coach at Rye High School in 1976. After coaching at Westlake High School for a few seasons, Garr returned to his alma mater and was named head coach at Rye High School in 1984. Garr has remained the head coach of the program ever since, accumulating 330 wins in his career. In addition to his coaching duties, Garr served as a social studies teacher for 42 years and retired from his teaching position in 2013. On Saturday, October 30th, the Rye Garnets defeated the John Jay Wolves 28-6 in the first round of the Section I playoffs, remaining undefeated this season.

Week 9 - Greg Russo (11/9)

Greg Russo of Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, NJ has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Russo will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football program. Along with this award, Northern Highlands will receive an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Russo will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be recognized on-field at MetLife Stadium. Northern Highlands Regional High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, their school, and their student athletes.

Coach Russo attended Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, NJ where he played running back before graduating in 1998. Russo attended Siena College, where he continued his football career under Head Coach Jay Bateman, the current defensive coordinator at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Prior to joining Northern Highlands, Coach Russo spent seven years as associate head coach/offensive coordinator at Paramus Catholic High School. Coach Russo is coming off his third season as head coach at Northern Highlands, finishing the teams' first undefeated football season in over 40 years, and its highest ranking in school history. In his three years,

he has led the highlanders to a 26-4 record and their first sectional championship. Coach Russo has coached and mentored over 40 Division I football players, including two recent first round NFL draft picks. Following the completion of the regular season, Northern Highlands and Coach Russo are entering their playoffs as the 1st seed.

Week 10 - Rob Blount (11/16)

Rob Blount of Oceanside High School in Oceanside, NY has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. Blount will receive a monetary award of $1000 to benefit the school's football program. Along with this award, Oceanside High School will receive an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Blount will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be recognized on-field at MetLife Stadium. Oceanside High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Week award is given 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 their community, their school, and their student athletes.

Coach Blount attended Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, NY where he played quarterback before graduating in 2002. Blount continued his football career and attended Long Island University-Post as a four-year starting quarterback. After graduation, Blount returned to his alma mater and was named offensive coordinator at Lawrence High School for two seasons. After his time at Lawrence High School, Blount became the Head Coach at Oceanside High School, now in his 13th season. Blount remains the winningest coach in Oceanside history, with 91 wins and has led the program to both regular season and county championship titles. In addition to his football coaching duties, Blount also serves as the head coach for the Oceanside Boy's Lacrosse team and teaches Social Studies.

2021 Coach of the Year - Eric Perlowitz (12/7)

Eric Perlowitz of A. Phillip Randolph High School in Hamilton Heights has been named this year's recipient of the *New York Jets High School Coach of the Year award. Perlowitz will receive a monetary award of $2,000 to benefit the high school's football program. Along with this award, A. Phillip Randolph Campus High School will receive an automatic bid to compete in the 2022 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, Coach Perlowitz will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints game on Sunday, December 12th. He will receive luxury suite tickets and be honored on-field at MetLife Stadium. A. Phillip Randolph High School will receive 100 tickets to the Jets Play Football 2022 preseason home game.

In its 26th year, the Coach of the Year award is given 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 their community, their school and their student-athletes.

The Jets have nominated Coach Perlowitz for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award. Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year nominees demonstrate a commitment to the health and safety of their players as well as the exemplary characteristics of Coach Don Shula.

Perlowitz attended Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville, NY where he started at quarterback and safety for the varsity football team. In addition to football, Perlowitz also played ice hockey and golf for Pleasantville High School. After graduating in 2008, Perlowitz enrolled at SUNY–Brockport, majoring in physical education and playing for the club ice hockey team. Perlowitz began coaching football in 2015 at Westlake High School in Thornwood, NY. Then, in 2018, Perlowitz joined the junior varsity football team coaching staff at A. Phillip Randolph High School in Brooklyn, NY. The following year, Perlowitz was named head coach of the A.P. Randolph varsity football team. In addition to his coaching duties, Perlowitz also teaches physical education and serves as the school's Athletic Director. This season, A. Phillip Randolph finished 12-2 on the season, falling just short in the Public Schools Athletic League Cup Championship game.

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