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COACH OF THE WEEK

 

2016 Chargers Coach of the Week Honorees

 

Chargers Coach of the Week

 

For nearly two decades, the Chargers have teamed up with the NFL to host the team’s High School Coach of the Week program.  Annually, this program recognizes high school football coaches who have made a difference in the lives of their players through leadership, hard work and a special dedication to their young scholar athletes. 

For the 2017 high school football season, the Chargers are creating Coach of the Week Selection Committees for Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego County. Each committee will be comprised of local high school footballs experts from the CIF, media outlets, and other high school sports organizations from each respective area.

Committees will meet each Monday afternoon to analyze the prior Friday night games, and select a Coach of the Week (COW) based on the following criteria:

  • Excellent on-field performance (i.e. - big win, winning streak, etc.)
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Instances of exceptional sportsmanship/leadership
  • Heads Up Football compliance
Week 0
Los Angeles County
Orange County
San Diego County

Lorenzo Hernandez

Garfield High School

Jeff Grady

Edison High School

Dean Tropp

Eastlake High School

Week 1
Los Angeles County
Orange County
San Diego County

Michael Klyce

Locke High School

Vinnie Lopez

Pacifica High School

Thadd MacNeal

Carlsbad High School

Week 2
Los Angeles County
Orange County
San Diego County

Derek Bedell

Mayfair High School

Ernie Bucher

Capistrano Valley High School

Gary Blevins

Mira Mesa High School

Week 3
Los Angeles County
Orange County
San Diego County

Ernest Akina

Firebaugh High School

 

Brett Brown

Huntington Beach High School

Jason Texler

San Marcos High School

Week 4
Los Angeles County
Orange County
San Deigo County

Jason Gelber

Mary Star of the Sea

High School

Fred Dipalma

Katella High School

Charles James

San Diego High School

Week 5

Los Angeles County

Orange County

San Diego County

David Tejada & John Petty

Santee High School

Michael Echaves

Troy High School

Tracy McNair

Morse High School

Week 6
Los Angeles County Orange County San Diego County

Jahmal Wright

Culver City School

Mike Ogas

Canyon High School

Sean Sovacool

La Costa Canyon
High School

Week 7

Los Angeles County

Orange County San Diego County

Jose Casagran

South Gate High School

Charlie TeGantvoort

Santa Ana High School

Tyler Arciaga

Mar Vista High School

Week 8
Los Angeles County Orange County San Diego County

Adam Colman

Burbank High School

Jason Gray

Valencia High School

Kellen Cobbs

Granite Hills High School

Week 9
Los Angeles County Orange County San Diego County

Jack Williams

Downey High School

Tom Ricci

Savanna High School

Michael Hobbs

El Camino High School

Coach of the Week Selection Committee

 

Los Angeles County
Orange County
San Diego County

Glenn Martinez

CIF Southern Section

Glenn Martinez

CIF Southern Section

Jerry Schniepp

CIF San Diego Section

Thom Simmons

CIF Southern Section

Thom Simmons

CIF Southern Section

Bruce Ward

Fmr. San Diego USD Head Althetic Director

John Aguirre

CIF Los Angeles City Section

Brian Patterson

Southern California News Group

Mike Dolan

San Diego High School Sports Association

Brian Patterson

Southern California News Group

   

 

Chargers High School Coaches of the Year:

2016 - Rick Jackson - Madison High School

2015 - Chris Thompson - Bonita Vista High School

2014 - Ron Burner - El Capitan High School

2013 - Mike Wright - Crawford High School

2012 - David Dunn - Lincoln High School 

2011 - Dave Gross - Santana High School

2010 - Dan Williams - Vista High School    

2009 - Willie Matson - Mission Bay High School

2008 - Rick Jackson - Madison High School 

2007 - John Carroll - Oceanside High School

2006 - Ron Burner - El Capitan High School