Coach David Curtin of Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J.
The New York Jets have announced that Shane Fallon of Rumson-Fair Haven High School in Rumson, N.J., 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 New York 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.
Fallon is in his 12th season as the head coach of Rumson-Fair Haven. He has amassed a 77-41 record and led the Bulldogs to the state section finals in 2007. Shane was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Bulldogs from '87-89 and led them to the state section finals in 1989. The '97 West Chester alumnus currently holds the dual role of physical education teacher and assistant athletic director at the high school.
On Saturday, the Bulldogs defeated the Keyport Raiders, 24-21, to improve to 6-0, their best start since 1989. Rumson-Fair Haven's next contest will be against the Mater Dei Seraphs on Friday, Oct. 23.