The New York Jets announced today that Brian Bellino of Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, 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 New York Jets.
The award, in its 15th 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 the community, the school and the student-athletes.
Bellino spent the previous two seasons as Roosevelt's defensive coordinator before taking over the head coaching job this season. He played middle linebacker at Arlington High School helping them win league championships in 1992, '93 and '94. He played two years at SUNY Cortland before transferring to West Virginia, where he earned a degree in physical education and athletic coaching education.
On Friday night Roosevelt defeated the Warwick Wildcats, 33-21, to improve their record to 4-0 and hold on to sole possession of first place in Section 9, Class AA Division II. The Presidents will go on the road to face the Valley Central Vikings on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m.