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Coach of the Week: Michael Rubino, Lafayette


Coach David Curtin of Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J.

The New York Jets have announced that Michael Rubino of Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award. For his efforts, Rubino will receive $1,000 to benefit the school's football program and he will be presented with a certificate from the Jets.

In its 14th 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.

Rubino is in his fifth season at the helm of the Patriots. He previously served as the wide receivers coach at Lincoln High School. Under his tutelage, Nyan Boateng and Lansford Watson were able to attain athletic scholarships to the University of California Berkley and University of Maryland respectively. The 1995 Lafayette alumnus is also a health and physical education teacher at the high school.

On Friday night, Lafayette defeated the Stuyvesant Peglegs, 9-6, to end their 32-game winless streak. The Patriots will travel to the Bronx to face the Stevenson Ambassadors on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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