The New York Giants have selected Mr. Tom Brockett of Ansonia High School (Ansonia, CT) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" for the week of September 24, 2012. The Chargers football team is currently ranked #1 in the state of Connecticut.
In recognition of Coach Brockett'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 will be granted to the Chargers football program. Coach Brockett will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Cleveland Browns on October 7th 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 2012 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 2012 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 dinner hosted by the Giants.
Coach Brockett is currently in his 7th season as Head Coach of the Ansonia High School football team. His career record is 74-7 and has a .914 winning %, which is the best among active coaches in the tri-state area. His teams have won three State Championships and have finished the season ranked #1 in the state of Connecticut twice. Coach Brockett has coached three undefeated seasons and in 2011, his team became the first team in state history to go 14-0. Under his direction, the Chargers have won four NVL League Titles and in six seasons, the team has played in five State Championship games. In addition, three of his players have been named Connecticut Player of the Year.
Coach Brockett played football, hockey and baseball at Lyman Hall High School and was named Captain in all three sports. He is married to his wife Nicole and has two children, a two year old daughter Alyssa Rose and a seven month old son Michael Vincent.