East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants have selected Mr. Robert Hoss of Sayville High School (West Sayville, NY) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" presented by Chase for the week of September 29, 2014. Coach Hoss just hit his 100th career victory this past weekend when the Sayville Golden Flashes defeated the Westhampton Beach Hurricanes 46-21.
In recognition of Coach Hoss'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 Golden Flashes football program. Coach Hoss will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Atlanta Falcons on October 5th 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 Hoss has been the Head Coach of the Sayville High School football team since 2002. His current record is 100-28. Under his direction, the Sayville Golden Flashes won the League Championships 6 times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012), the Suffolk County Championships 6 times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) and the Long Island Championships 4 times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2011). Additionally, the team received the Rutgers Trophy for being the Best Team in Suffolk County twice in both 2004 and 2011. Coach Hoss was the Division III Coach of the Year 6 times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012), the Suffolk County Coach of the Year twice (2004, 2011) and the New York State Coach of the Year twice (2004, 2011).
Coach Hoss attended Sayville High School and was the starting quarterback on the varsity football team from 1990-1991. He attended college at the University at Albany from 1992-1996, where he was the quarterback on the football team from 1992-1993.