Coach David Curtin of Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J.
The New York Jets have announced that Mike Meade of Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, N.Y., has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award. For his efforts, he will receive $1,000 to benefit his 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.
Meade is in his third season at the Indians' helm and has over 20 years of coaching experience in high school football. Prior to Roosevelt, he served as an assistant coach on Gorton High's 1990 Bowl Championship team. He then moved on to become the athletic director at Saunders High School. Meade also spent 31 years in the education field as a teacher before retiring in 2007.
On Saturday, Roosevelt upset the Harrison Huskies, 33-20, to improve to 3-0 for its best start to a season since winning back-to-back Section 1 championships in 1996 and '97. The Indians' next opponent will be the Saunders Blue Devils on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m.