Each week during the high school football season, the Steelers will name a Coach of the Week winner. Each winner will be honored on the video board at a Steelers' home game at the two-minute warning of the first half. In addition, each coach will be featured on the Mike Tomlin Show and presented with a $1,000 check for the school's football program and a framed certificate from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have named the Coach of the Week winners for Weeks 1 and 2 of the high school football season. Winning coaches will be honored at the two-minute warning of the first half at the game this Sunday, September 18th, against the Seattle Seahawks. The presentation will be conducted by Stan Savran, host of the Mike Tomlin Show on Root Sports. The winning coaches are:
Week 1: Chuck Wagner, Springdale DynamosCoach Chuck Wagner took his Dynamos on the road and defeated conference rival North Catholic, 14-6. It marks the 50th time Coach Wagner has lead his team in a season opener. At 76 years young and one of the most successful coaches in the WPIAL with over 260 career victories, Coach Wagner has been at Springdale for 19 years and has been to the WPIAL Playoffs for the last nine seasons.
Week 2: Matt Taylor, Burgettstown Blue DevilsCoach Matt Taylor finds his team at the top of the standings to start the 2011 season with a perfect record of 2-0. His Week 2 victory over Deer Lakes by a score of 54-14 already surpasses the number of victories from last season. The lopsided win over the Lancers was sparked by the Blue Devils converting three first-quarter turnovers into touchdowns.
2011 High School Coach of the Week Winners:
Week 1: Chuck Wagner, Springdale
Week 2: Matt Taylor, Burgettstown
Week 7: Bill Daniels, Our Lady of Sacred Heart Chargers
Week 8: Rick Murphy, Brashear Bulls
Week 9: Ray Braszo, West Mifflin Titans