The New York Giants have selected Mr. Erik Rosenmeier of Cranford High School (Cranford, NJ) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" presented by Chase for the week of October 6, 2014. Coach Rosenmeier and the Cranford Cougars upset the Summit Hilltoppers 33-14 last week for the first time since 1991, ending their state leading 27-game winning streak.
In recognition of Coach Rosenmeier'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 Cougars football program. Coach Rosenmeier will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Indianapolis Colts on November 3rd 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 Rosenmeier has been the Head Coach at Cranford High School since 2005. Over that time span, his record is 58-38-1. In 2011, the Cougars captured the North Jersey Section 2 Group 3 State Championship. It was the first state title since 1957. Additionally, the team has won more games over the last three seasons than in any other three seasons in school history.