The New York Jets announced today that Mike Adams of Parsippany High School has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award. Adams 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.
Adams is in his first season at the helm of the Red Hawks after serving as the offensive and defensive line coach last season. He played middle linebacker and offensive guard on his way to earning All-Morris County first-team honors during his senior year at Parsippany Hills. He played linebacker at Springfield College while earning a degree in movement and sports studies (physical education). He works as an instructional aide for disabled students.
On Saturday, Parsippany defeated the Marist Royal Knights, 13-8, to snap their 31-game losing streak. The Red Hawks' next game will be on the road Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., when they face the Hackettstown Tigers.