Andre Tippett made a career of crushing opponents and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his efforts. The legendary Patriots linebacker continues to do good work for the team through the NFL’s High School Coach of the Week program.
This year, he is adding a new twist to the award. Tippett will visit the school of each weekly winner to present a $1,000 donation to the coach’s football program. He also will film the visit for a weekly segment on Patriots All Access, which airs on WBZ-TV at 7 p.m. on Fridays throughout the football season.
“We thought it would be fun this year to take the weekly award on the road and actually visit the schools that will benefit from this program,” he said. “I look forward to the coaches being recognized by their team, their colleagues and others in the school community, and for all of those people to have a chance to be seen on Patriots All Access.”
That’s not all. At the conclusion of the season, one high school coach will be named the Patriots High School Coach of the Year. For that honor, the school will receive an additional $2,000 contribution toward their football program.
The Patriots will be accepting nominations for the award for the first time in its history. To nominate a local coach who has a great week or achieves a milestone, email firstname.lastname@example.org.