RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants have selected Andrew Howell of Rutherford High School as “The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week.”
Howell is the coach of the Bulldogs, who shutout the Lyndhurst Golden Bears 35-0 last weekend, advancing to the top seed in the playoffs.
Howell will receive a certificate of recognition signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin and a $1,000 check, to be matched by Chase, will be granted to the Bulldogs football program.
Howell will also be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the New England Patriots on Nov. 15 and an announcement will also be posted on the Giants website, www.giants.com.
The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week Award is part of the Giants’ continuing effort to promote youth football. The Giants elected to name the award in memory of former Union High School coach, Lou Rettino, for his commitment to the game of football, his community and the betterment of his athletes’ lives, the team said.
Each week during the 2015 high school football season, the Giants will select one area high school head coach as the Coach of the Week winner. The selection is based on the coach’s commitment towards promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes and his overall community involvement. At the conclusion of the 2015 season, the Giants will choose a Coach of the Year. That coach will receive $2,000, to be matched by Chase, for their school’s football program. They will also be invited to attend a dinner hosted by the Giants and Chase.
Howell has coached at Rutherford High School since 2006, starting out as the defensive coordinator up until 2009. Since becoming the head coach, the Bulldogs have won three league championships (NJIC Colonial) in 2010, 2011 and 2015 and have had undefeated regular seasons in 2010 and 2015.