The New York Jets announced today that Louis Solomon of Franklin High School in Somerset, N.J., has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week award. For his efforts, Solomon 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, the 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, their school and their student-athletes.
Solomon is in his third season as head coach of the Warriors. He is a 1991 graduate of Franklin High School, where he was the starting quarterback on state championship football teams in 1989 and 1990. He was Somerset County's player of the year in 1989, an all-state player in 1989 and 1990 and was selected as a Heisman all-star player and a member of the North-South all-star team in 1990. He was a varsity team captain for two years.
On Friday night, the Warriors defeated Phillipsburg, 24-17, in double overtime, snapping the Stateliners' 29-game winning streak against Skyland Conference schools. Franklin will travel to face the Hillsborough Raiders on Thursday at 7 p.m.