Coach of the Week: Rob Schwartz, Kennedy Catholic

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

The New York Jets have announced that Rob Schwartz of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, 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 the school's football program, and he will be presented with a certificate from the Jets.

The award, in its 14th 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.

Schwartz is in his first season at the helm of the Gaels after being the head coach of the junior varsity the previous 10 seasons. He holds two other positions at the high school: head coach of the girls' lacrosse team, which posted its best record last season, and director of the guidance office, which he has held for nine of his 11 years in the department.

On Saturday, the Gaels defeated the Pelham Pelicans, 34-0, to advance to the Section 1, Class B semifinals, while improving their record to 5-2 on the year. Kennedy's next game will be Saturday, Oct. 31, on the road vs. the Nanuet Golden Knights.

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