The New York Jets announced today that Andy Lancberg of John F. Kennedy (N.Y.) High School 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 16th year, is given to coaches in the tristate area who serve 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.
Coach Lancberg is in his second season as the head coach of the Knights. He was an assistant coach for four seasons at Port Richmond High School. He was the defensive coordinator during the team's 2008 Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) championship season. Coach Lancberg is also a physical education teacher at Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy at John F. Kennedy Campus.
On Saturday, Kennedy came back from a 14-point deficit to defeat the Curtis Warriors, 16-14. The Knights, who won a combined four games the previous two seasons, are 3-2 after three straight victories. Their next opponent will the Flushing Red Devils at home on Friday, Oct. 14.