Pittsburgh Steelers High School Coach of the Week

Pittsburgh Steelers High School Coach of the Week

During each high school football season, the Pittsburgh Steelers select a High School Coach of the Week. This coach is selected by the Steelers as someone who has a big victory, a turnaround season, does extraordinary work in their community, and/or gives great effort to make a lasting positive impact in his student athletes. The Coach of the Week winners are invited to be honored at a Steelers home game and receive a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Head Coach Mike Tomlin; a Steelers Coach of the Week cap; and a $1,000 donation to their football program.

The Coach of the Year is selected following the high school football season and receives a $2,000 donation to his football program.

The Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history -- for their character and integrity, leadership, dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety and on-field success. All Don Shula Award nominees are invited to attend the Pro Bowl and were recognized in special ways during the NFL's week-long celebration of football. Throughout the week, coaches receive VIP access and accommodations at various events such as Pro Bowl practices, the Play Football High School Skills Showdown and Play Football Celebrity Flag game; a chance to interact and engage with various members of the football community; and attend the Pro Bowl.

2019 Honorees

Week 1

Week 1

Dom Pecora
East Allegheny

Week 2

Week 2

Art Walker
North Allegheny

Week 3

Week 3

Ryan Linn
Moon Area

Week 4

Week 4

Dave Keefer
Southmoreland

Week 5

Week 5

Bret Colbert
Greensburg Central Catholic

Week 6

Week 6

Joe Rossi
South Fayette

Week 7

Week 7

Loran Cooley
Baldwin

Week 8

Week 8

Ed Dawson
Cornell

Week 9

Week 9

Donta Green
Westinghouse

Week 10

Week 10

Joe Greco
New Brighton

Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year

Bill Cherpak
Thomas Jefferson

Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year Nominee

Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year Nominee

Bill Cherpak
Thomas Jefferson

Steelers Coach of the Week Past Honorees

2018 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Jim Render Upper St. Clair
2 Freedom
3 Charlie DiNardo Shady Side Academy
4 Ed Dalton McGuffey
5 Mark Collodi Elizabeth Forward
6 Mark George Leechburg
7 Duke Johncour Avonworth
8 Jason Marucco Greater Latrobe
9 Mark Lyons Central Valley
10 Tim Bostard Woodland Hills
Coach of the Year Jon LeDonne Penn Hills

2017 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Jeff Metheny Bethel Park
2 Tom Loughran Fox Chapel
3 Darrin Dillow California
4 Jerry Veshio Quaker Valley
5 TJ Plack Peters Township
6 Mark Druga Burgettstown
7 Rod Huffman West Greene
8 Donnie Militzer Charleroi
9 Matt Miller McKeesport
10 Jerry Haslett Allderdice
Coach of the Year Jerry Veshio Quaker Valley

2016 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Joe Lamenza Blackhawk
2 Jeff Beltz Beaver
3 John Ruane Penn-Trafford
4 Terry Fetsko Chartiers Houston
5 John Gaillot Freeport
6 Tim Sweeney Derry Area
7 Ron Sciarro Riverside
8 Bob Palko West Allegheny
9 Wayne Wade Clairton
10 Tom Liberty Freedom
Coach of the Year Rod Steele Steel Valley

2015 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Frank Fabian
2 Roy Hall Jeannette
3 Fred Mozzocio Neshannock
4 Steve Sciullo Deer Lakes
5 Rod Steele Steel Valley
6 Mike Steeber Frazier
7 Jason Gildon North Catholic
8 Terry Totten Central Catholic
9 Matt Humbert Belle Vernon
10 Rick Murphy Brashear
Coach of the Year Mike Zmijanac Aliquippa

2014 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Dave Keefer Greensburg Salem
2 Eric Kasperowicz Pine-Richland
3 Dave Brozeski Norwin
4 John Skiba Apollo-Ridge
5 Sam Albert Highlands
6 Wayne Wade Clairton
7 Bob Palko West Allegheny
8 George Novak Woodland Hills
9 Scott Heinauer Mars
10 Tom Liberty Riverside
Coach of the Year Joe Rossi South Fayette

2013 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 George Smith McKeesport
2 Mark Lyons Central Valley
3 Don Holl Seneca Valley
4 John Tortorea Quaker Valley
5 John Peterman Penn Hills
6 Bo Ruffner Mt. Pleasant
7 Dave Heavner Kiski Area
8 Steve Sherer Summit Academy
9 Jim Shiel Fort Cherry
10 Lou Berry University Prep
Coach of the Year Bob Ravenstahl North Catholic

2012 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Chad Walsh Valley
2 Jerry Haslett Allderdice
3 Josh Gilliland West Shamokin
4 Rich Bowen Hempfield
5 Jacque DeMatteo Hampton
6 Gene Matsook Rochester
7 Pat Monroe South Allegheny
8 Bob Palko West Allegheny
9 John Bartolovic Ford City
10 Stacy Robinson Union
Coach of the Year Mike Zmijanac Aliquippa

2011 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Chuck Wagner Springdale
2 Matt Taylor Burgettstown
3 Brady Barbero California
4 John Ruane Penn-Trafford
5 Joe Hamilton Blackhawk
6 Mike King Knock
7 Bill Daniels Our Lady of Sacred Heart
8 Rick Murphy Brashear
9 Ray Braszo West Mifflin
10 Don Holl Seneca Valley
Coach of the Year Tom Nola Clairton

2010 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Frank Sacco Plum
2 Scott Heinauer Mars
3 Don Phillips Ellwood City
4 Bob Jacoby Bishop Canevin
5 Nick Milchovich Peters Township
6 Joe Rossi South Fayette
7 John Menhart Carmichaels
8 Matt Humbert Ringgold
9 Jack McCurry North Hills
10 Dave Vestal Hopewell
Coach of the Year Art Walker North Allegheny

2009 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Jerry Holzhauser Laurel
2 Derek Bochna McGuffey
3 Bob Ravenstahl North Catholic
4 John Gaillot Freeport
5 Jim Wehner Baldwin
6 Art Walker, Jr. North Allegheny
7 Kevin Kissel Brentwood
8 Larry Taddeo Center
9 John Fortugna Uniontown
10 Terry Smith Gateway
Coach of the Year Tom Nola Clairton

2008 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Sam Cercone Monaca
2 Jeff McCafferty Carrick
3 Greg Perry Seton-La Salle
4 Bill Cherpak Thomas Jefferson
5 Jason Ruscitto Sto-Rox
6 Frank Bongivengo, Jr. New Castle
7 Dave Vestal Hopewell
8 Frank Gray Avella
9 Jason Kekseo Avonworth
10 Terry Totten Central Catholic
Coach of the Year Jeff Metheny Bethel Park

2007 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Andy Pacak Monessen
2 Ed Dalton Trinity
3 Todd Massack Riverview
4 Dave Havern Shady Side Academy
5 Chris Saluga Chartiers Valley
6 George Smith McKeesport
7 Derek Bochna McGuffey
8 Ron Butschle Seneca Valley
9 Ryan Matsook Beaver Falls
10 Sam Albert Highlands
Coach of the Year Ray Reitz Jeannette

2006 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Chris Haering Mount Lebanon
2 Joe Hamilton Blackhawk
3 Clair Altemus Pine-Richland
4 T.J. Plack South Fayette
5 Jacque DeMatteo Shaler
6 Ed Woods Beth-Center
7 Mike Zmijanac Aliquippa
8 Lou Cerro Montour
9 Ray Reitz Jeannette
10 Scott Heinauer Mars
Coach of the Year Jim Render Upper St. Clair

2005 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Denny Fedigan Deer Lakes
2 Jeff Metheny Bethel Park
3 Greg Botta Franklin Regional
4 Tom Loughran South Park
5 Bill Cherpak Thomas Jefferson
6 Jeff Beltz Beaver
7 Jack McCurry North Hills
8 Russ Firestone Steel Valley
9 Ray Braszo West Mifflin
10 Bill Britton Washington
Coach of the Year Tom Loughran South Park

2004 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Art Walker Central Catholic
2 Pete Rostosky Elizabeth Forward
3 Chris Saluga Chartiers Valley
4 Ryan Gevaudan Carlynton
5 Keith Humphries Beaver Falls
6 Bob Flaus Peabody
7 Jim Render Upper St. Clair
8 Bob Palko West Allegheny
9 Muzzy Colisimo Greensburg Central Catholic
10 Don Yanessa Ambridge
Coach of the Year Art Walker Central Catholic

2003 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Guy Montecalvo Canon McMillan
2 Terry Smith Gateway
3 Art Tragesser Penn-Trafford
4 Mike Silanoff Baldwin
5 Ron Wabby Brashear
6 Joe Hamilton Blackhawk
7 Robert Murphy Jeannette
8 Brian Cooper Shenango
9 Ron Butschle Sto-Rox
10 Don Yanessa Ambridge
Coach of the Year Art Walker Central Catholic

2002 Honorees

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Week Name High School
1 Jim Dumm Charleroi
2 Scott Heinauer Mars
3 Shawn McCreary Monaca
4 Dave Vestal Hopewell
5 Rich Hurley Northgate
6 Kevin Kissel Brentwood
7 Jack McCurry North Hills
8 George Novak Woodland Hills
9 Bill Gallagher Perry
10 Nick Kamberis Keystone Oaks
Coach of the Year Lou Cerro Seton LaSalle