Quincy High School’s Bill Reardon has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s 12-7 victory over host Plymouth North High School on Friday, Oct. 10. The Presidents are now 5-0 and tied for first place in the Patriot League’s Keenan Division. Quincy used a powerful running game to capitalize on four Plymouth North turnovers and recovered an onside kick attempt at the end of the game to preserve the victory. The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Quincy High School’s football program in Reardon’s name in recognition of his Coach of the Week selection.
Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited Coach Turner and his team on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Quincy High School. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the team’s weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs live tonight at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.
This is the 19th year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in conducting the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding high school coaches and promotes youth football throughout New England. Tippett oversees the program as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.
“Congratulations to Quincy High School, Coach Bill Reardon and his players on a win at Plymouth North this week,” Tippett said. “A 5-0 start is a great way to keep their advantage atop the Patriot League standings. Defense played a huge role – forcing three fumbles and an interception – not to mention a key onside kick recovery. I enjoyed visiting Tuesday’s practice and am pleased to present Quincy High School and Coach Bill Reardon this week’s Coach of the Week award.”
At the conclusion of the season, one high school coach will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive an additional $2,000 contribution toward the school’s football program.
This is the fourth year that Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that benefit from the program. This year is also the fourth year the Patriots will accept nominations for High School Coach of the Week. Anyone who knows a high school football coach in New England who has a great week or reaches a personal career milestone is encouraged to submit a nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.
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