Photo Credit: Brian Stolzenberg** East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants have selected Mr. Casey Ransone of Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen, NJ) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" for the week of October 21, 2013. After only having a Varsity football team for 3 years, the Falcons are currently 6-0 for the season.
In recognition of Coach Ransone'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 Falcons football program. Coach Ransone will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Oakland Raiders on November 10th 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 2013 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 2013 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 Ransone spent 9 years as an assistant coach at Immaculata High School and Elizabeth High School under Coach Chet Parlavecchio, current Tennessee Titans Linebackers Coach. 2013 marks his first season as the Head Coach for the Saint Joseph Falcons.
Coach Ransone is a 1999 graduate of Immaculata High School and was inducted into the Immaculata Hall of Fame in 2011 for both football and basketball. He attended the University of Maine on a football scholarship and played Linebacker and Defensive End. In 2000, he was awarded the University of Maine's "Maine Man" for leadership on the football field.
Coach Ransone is 32 years old and resides in Hillsborough, NJ with his with Michelle, his daughter Giavonna and his son Casey Jr.