East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants have selected Mr. Augie Hoffmann of St. Joseph Regional High School (Montvale, NJ) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" presented by Chase for the week of September 8, 2014. Coach Hoffmann and the Green Knights opened the season with a 31-18 win over the McDonogh Eagles, following the retirement of 29 year St. Joe's head coach, Tony Karcich.
In recognition of Coach Hoffmann's success and commitment, he 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 Green Knights football program. Coach Hoffmann will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Arizona Cardinals on September 14th 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 (NJ) coach, Lou Rettino, for his fine commitment to the game of football, his community and the betterment of his athletes' lives.
Each week during the 2014 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 2014 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.
In 2014 alone, Chase committed over $17 million in charitable donations in the tri-state area. Investing in the communities it serves is central to how Chase does business, and the firm is committed to supporting programs like youth football that provide young people with access to a positive extracurricular activity.
Coach Hoffmann started his coaching career at St. Joseph Regional High School in 2009 as the Head Coach of the freshman football team. After two years he was moved up to the varsity football team and named the Head Coach in 2014. He also serves as the Alumni Director and Co-Admissions Director.
Coach Hoffmann is a graduate of St. Joseph Regional High School (1999) and attended Boston College where he was a four year letter winner and three year starter for the Eagles. In 2003, he was named to the First Team All-Big East football team as an offensive lineman. Coach Hoffmann was also named the Scanlon Award winner which is the highest honor bestowed upon any Boston College football player. At the end of his college career, Coach Hoffmann spent three seasons with the New Orleans Saints. He is married to Drew Hoffmann and they have one son, August IV.