East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants and Gatorade have selected Mr. Tyrone Turner of Shabazz High School (Newark, NJ) as the Lou Rettino High School Coach of the Week for Week 4 of the 2021 season. The Shabazz Bulldogs are 3-1 this season following their 20-14 victory over Newark Collegiate Academy last Saturday.
The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week Award is part of the Giants' continuing effort to support local youth football programs. 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 high school football season, the Giants selected 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.
In recognition of Coach Turner's selection as Coach of the Week, a $2,000 check will be granted to the school's football program from The Giants Foundation and Gatorade. He will also receive a certificate of recognition signed by Giants head coach Joe Judge.
Coach Turner has a career record of 8-11 in his third season as head coach of the Shabazz Bulldogs, after serving as an assistant coach for six seasons. He also served as head coach of Shabazz's girls flag football team in their inaugural season this past Spring. Turner graduated from Delaware State University and is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. The Bulldogs have high hopes this year after their 2020 season was cut short when the city halted inter-scholastic activities in November due to a spike in COVID cases. They face the 4-0 Lincoln Lions on the road this Saturday.