East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants have selected Mr. Jason Brown of Christ the King High School (Middle Village, NY) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" presented by Chase for the week of September 14, 2015. Coach Brown and the Royals opened the season with a 27-20 comeback win over the Fordham Prep Rams.
In recognition of Coach Brown'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 Royals football program. Coach Brown will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Atlanta Falcons on September 20th 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 Brown began his coaching career as the Head Coach for the JV football team at Christ the King High School for two years until becoming the school's Head Coach for the Varsity football team. He attended Christ the King HS where he played football, basketball, baseball and ran track. He had offers for partial scholarships at three Division 1 colleges (North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming) for track. He graduated in 1990 and went on to receive a degree in Science. Coach Brown is currently an electrician with Local Union #3.