East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants have selected Mr. David Ettinger of Garden City High School (Garden City, NY) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" presented by Chase for the week of September 21, 2015. Coach Ettinger and the Trojans upset the Carey High School Seahawks 38-7 this weekend, snapping their 25-game winning streak.
In recognition of Coach Ettinger'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 Trojans football program. Coach Ettinger will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Washington Redskins on September 24th 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 2015 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 2015 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.
Last year, 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 Ettinger began his coaching career at Garden City Middle School in 1999 and was there until he became an assistant coach at Garden City High School in 2005. 2015 marks his first season as the Head Coach of the Trojans varsity football team.
Coach Ettinger graduated from Commack High School in 1993 and attended Hofstra University where he was a 4-year starting kicker for the football team. He is the all-time leading scorer (326 points) and a two-time All-American. In addition, Coach Ettinger played in the 1997 Hula Bowl and attended the 1998 scouting combine.