EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The New York Giants have selected Mr. Pete Tucci of Norwalk High School (Norwalk, CT) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" presented by BP for the week of September 20, 2010. Coach Tucci has proudly served as Norwalk High School's Head Football Coach for 13 seasons.
In recognition of Coach Tucci's success and commitment, he will receive a certificate of recognition signed by the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin. A $1,000 check will be granted to the Bears football program. Coach Tucci will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Tennessee Titans on September 26th. An announcement will also be posted on the Giants web site, www.giants.com.
The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week Award presented by BP, 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 (NJ) coach, Lou Rettino, for his fine commitment to the game of football, his community and the betterment of his athletes' lives.
The Coach of the Week program is supported by BP, a proud sponsor of the Giants. This year, BP is expanding its New York area football sponsorship beyond the stadium to support local youth football leagues, coaches and parents. In addition, BP is also making equipment donations to leagues in need and providing opportunities for youths to participate in unique Giants-related experiences including hospitality suite access at the New Meadowlands Stadium and practices at a Giants facility.
Each week during the 2010 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 continuing commitment towards promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes and his overall community involvement. At the conclusion of the 2010 season, the Giants will choose a Coach of the Year. That coach will receive $2,000 for their school's football program. They will also be invited to attend a luncheon hosted by the Giants and BP.
Coach Tucci began his coaching career at Central Catholic High School where he served as the Head Coach for the Baseball team for 3 years. He then transferred to Norwalk High School to be the Head Coach for the Baseball team which lasted 9 years. He then went back to Central Catholic High School where he served as the Head Football Coach for 2 years before their closing. Coach Tucci made his way back to Norwalk High School to be the Defensive Coordinator for the Football team for 8 years until finally landing the job as Head Coach. He has proudly been the Head Football Coach for 13 seasons!
Coach Tucci was named the FCIAC Football Coach of the Year in 1998 and then again ten years later in 2008. He was also named the FCIAC Baseball Coach of the Year in both 1993 and 1997.
Coach Tucci graduated from Fairfield Prep in Fairfield, CT in 1966. He went on to attend Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT and was a graduate of the class of 1970.