The New York Jets announced today that Chris Kubik of Madison High School in Madison, N.J., has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award. For his efforts, Kubik 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 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.
Kubik is in his 19th season of coaching football and his fourth season as head coach of the Dodgers. He was the defensive coordinator for three state sectional championship teams (Verona in 2001 and New Brunswick in 2003 and '06) prior to becoming the head coach at Madison. He graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in health and physical education along with a master of arts in educational administration. He is a physical education teacher in addition to his coaching duties at Madison.
Last Saturday, the Dodgers defeated the Newton Braves, 70-35, to improve to 8-0 in clinching the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference-Freedom Division championship and the No. 2 seed in the North II, Group 2 playoffs. Madison will host its quarterfinal match against the Shabazz Bulldogs on Saturday at 1 p.m.