The New York Jets announced today that Rich Reichert of St. Anthony's (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 17th 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.
Reichert is in his 26th season as the head coach of the Friars. Under his direction, his alma mater has won 13 Catholic High School Football League (CHSFL) championships, with 10 coming in the past 11 seasons. He's instructed kids for 20 years on the fundamentals and proper techniques of playing football at the Friars football camp for kids in sixth through ninth grades. Reichert retired from 25 years of dutiful service with the Nassau County Police Department in 2003 and is in his 10th year of teaching physical education at St. Anthony's.
On Friday, the Friars defeated the Holy Cross Knights, 28-0, to get Reichert the 212th victory of his career, giving him the most wins Suffolk County football history. The Friars' next game will be on the road Saturday, Sept. 29, when they face the Chaminade Flyers at 1:30 p.m.