The New York Jets announced today that Andy DiDomenico of Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg, N.Y., has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award. For his efforts, DiDomenico will receive $1,000 to benefit his school's football program and he will be presented with a certificate from the Jets.
In its 12th year, this award is given to a coach in the tristate 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.
DiDomenico is in his second season as head coach of the Dutchmen. A 1992 alumnus of Tappan Zee High School, he was an all-league selection at running back his senior year. He moved on to Colgate University before transferring to Siena College, from where he graduated in 1996. DiDomenico is in his ninth year as a history teacher in the Westchester County area.
On Friday night, Tappan Zee defeated the Lakeland Hornets, 31–17, to improve its record to 4-0. The Dutchmen's victory was their first against a Section 1 Class A team in five years. Tappan Zee will travel to face the Spring Valley Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1:30 p.m.