2022 Jets High School Coach of the Week Winners

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Week 1 - Tarig Holman (9/7)

The New York Jets named Tarig Holman of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Edison, NJ High School Coach of the Week Game Changer presented by Visa for Week 1. Coach Holman will receive a $2,500 donation to benefit the school's football program. Along with the monetary award, St. Thomas Aquinas High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2023 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament.

Coach Holman will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions game on Sunday, December 18th where he will be honored on-field at MetLife Stadium. Finally, St. Thomas Aquinas High School will receive tickets for Coach Holman's players to support his recognition.

Coach Holman attended Randolph High School in Randolph, NJ. He now enters his first year as head coach of St. Thomas Aquinas, taking over for late Brian Meeney, who passed away unexpectedly last March at 46. Holman has a combined 23 years of coaching experience, including ten as a head coach. On Friday, August 26th, St. Thomas Aquinas lost an emotional game to Timber Creek paying tribute to the late Coach Meeney during the game. Following the game, Coach Holman gathered both teams to talk about Coach Meeney and what he meant to everyone who knew him. Holman played cornerback at the University of Iowa where he picked off Tom Brady twice against Michigan and holds the single game interception record. In 2000, Holman was signed as a draft free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but suffered a career-ending injury shortly after his NFL debut. He began his coaching career in South Brunswick and spent three seasons as Montgomery's defensive coordinator. He earned his first head coaching position with Trenton, where he led the team to a 15-6 record in three years before returning to his alma mater for two seasons.

Week 2 - Philip McGuane (9/13)

The Jets announced that Philip McGuane of Middlesex High School in Middlesex, NJ has been named the High School Coach of the Week Game Changer presented by Visa for Week 2. Coach McGuane will receive a $2,500 donation to benefit the school's football program. Along with the monetary award, Middlesex High School will receive an automatic bid to compete in the 2023 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament.

Coach McGuane will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions game on Sunday, December 18th where he will be honored on-field at MetLife Stadium. Finally, Middlesex High School will receive tickets for Coach McGuane's players to support his recognition.

In its 27th year, the Jets High School Coach of the Week Game Changer presented by Visa 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 McGuane grew up in Ayer, Massachusetts and played collegiate football at the College of Holy Cross. Coming out of retirement, McGuane enters his first year at Middlesex, but brings over 40 years of coaching experience to the Blue Jays. On Friday, September 2nd, Middlesex topped Bound Brook in a 27-0 shutout to seal McGuane's 100th career win and 1st victory leading the Jays. Upon moving to New Jersey, McGuane began his coaching career as an assistant at Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Within two years, he earned his first head coach position at Whippany Park. From 1994 to 2011, he led South Plainfield and is the school's all-time win leader with 73. In 2012, McGuane left the program to coach his son at Dunellen, where he is also a longtime resident of over 30 years. He is a former English and social studies teacher. In his now full-time role with Middlesex football, McGuane has established a morning weightlifting program.

Week 3 - Mike Scarpelli (9/21)

The Jets announced that Mike Scarpelli of Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack, NY has been named the High School Coach of the Week Game Changer presented by Visa for Week 3. Coach Scarpelli will receive a $2,500 donation to benefit the school's football program. Along with the monetary award, Clarkstown South High School will receive an automatic bid to compete in the 2023 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament.

Coach Scarpelli will be invited to attend the New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions game on Sunday, December 18th where he will be honored on-field at MetLife Stadium. Finally, Clarkstown South High School will receive tickets for Coach Scarpelli's players to support his recognition.

In its 27th year, the Jets High School Coach of the Week Game Changer presented by Visa 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 Scarpelli grew up in West Nyack, New York and is a 1992 graduate of Clarkstown South High School. He played running back and defensive back and is now in his 20th season as head coach of his alma mater. On September 9th, he led Clarkstown South to a 38-37 win in double overtime against rival Harrison High School. The Vikings defense came up with a big stop on Harrison's 2-point conversion attempt to seal the game. It was their first win of the season. Scarpelli attended Manhattan College and then pursued a master's degree from Hofstra University. While in graduate school, he took his first coaching position at Horace Mann School, where he was named head coach in 1998. Scarpelli is a physical education teacher at Clarkstown South High School. He is also a longtime Jets fan.

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