~ PVN staff report
SHENANDOAH, Sept. 13 — On Wednesday, Page County High School’s head football coach James May was notified that he had been selected as the “Coach of the Week” by the Washington Commanders. The honor comes with recognition on Commanders’ social media platforms, a $1,000 grant for the school…and he gets to go to the Cowboys’ game.
“The Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation is pleased to inform you that you have been selected as our Week 3 Coach of the Week for the 2023 Season!” reads the Sept. 13 notice sent by Mariah Sakellaris, Coordinator of Development and Events. “We want to thank you for your positive leadership and dedication to your student athletes and the Page County Public Schools community. We recognize your passion, dedication, and motivation for your players to be successful in high school and beyond.”
The High School Coach of the Week program is a league-wide initiative “designed to recognize area high school football coaches who continuously demonstrate hard work and dedication to their football programs, the health and safety of their players, and who make a difference in their communities,” according to the team’s website. Each coach chosen throughout the high school football season will receive a $1,000 donation from the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation to their football program.
“We are extremely proud of what Coach May does for our community that goes beyond the game of football,” PCHS Athletic Director Bill Simmons said.
All Coaches recognized throughout the season will be invited to the Commanders home game against the Dallas Cowboys to network with other Coach of the Week award recipients for an end-of-season celebration. In addition, these Coaches are eligible to be named the Washington Commanders’ nominee for the Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year award towards the end of the season.
“In addition, please mark your calendar for the weekend of Jan. 6 and 7, 2024, as we will be having a 2023 Coach of the Week celebration as the Washington Commanders take on the Dallas Cowboys for the last home game of the regular season!” reads the notice to Coach May. “This game is part of the NFL’s flexible schedule for a primetime spot, so the game date and time will be officially announced no later than Jan. 1, 2024. Stay tuned for more details on this event and an official invite later this fall.”
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