The New York Jets announced today that Mike Stanley of H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square, N.Y., has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award. For his efforts, Stanley 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.
Stanley is in his fourth season as head coach of the Seahawks. Under his stewardship, they have compiled a 26-11 record and qualified for the Big 4 Championship during the 2007 through 2009 campaigns. Mike played wide receiver for the Stony Brook University Seawolves while earning a degree in history. He serves as the dean of students and social studies teacher at Carey High School in addition to his coaching duties.
On Saturday, Carey defeated the Elmont Spartans, 43-13, to end the regular season 8-0 and undefeated for the first time in 32 years. The Seahawks will host the Westbury Green Dragons as the No. 1 seed in the playoffs this Saturday.