The New York Jets announced today that Brian Walsh of John Jay Senior High School in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award. For his efforts, Walsh will receive $1,000 to benefit the school's football program, and he will be presented with a certificate from the Jets.
The award, in its 13th year, 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, their school and their student-athletes.
Walsh got his start coaching football 36 years ago as the head coach at Henry County High School in McDonough, Ga. He went on to spend 26 years at the helm of Brewster High School in Brewster, N.Y., leading his teams to 12 league titles, three sectional titles, three regional titles and two state finals. Walsh is in his fourth year at the helm of the Patriots with a record of 23-11 at the school and back-to-back league titles in 2006-07.
Last weekend John Jay defeated the Ketchum Indians, 35-21, to improve to 7-0 heading into the Class AA quarterfinals. Up next, the Patriots will face the Mamaroneck Tigers at home on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m.