East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants and Gatorade have selected Mr. Mark Costantino of Shore Regional High School (West Long Branch, NJ) as the Lou Rettino High School Coach of the Week for Week 1 of the 2021 season. Coach Costantino is entering his 30th season as head coach of the Blue Devil's football team, and led Shore Regional to a championship in the Shore Conference's inaugural girls flag football season this past Spring.
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 Costantino'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 Costantino has a career record of 191-106-1 through his 30 seasons as head coach at Shore Regional, including 4 NJSIAA sectional titles. He led the girls flag football team to a 7-1 record in the inaugural season, and avenged their only loss to Holmdel in the championship game with a 33-0 victory on Holmdel's field. The team finished with the number one scoring offense (31.9ppg), and the number one scoring defense (8.4ppg). For his contributions to the game of football, Costantino was inducted into the Shore Conference Hall of Fame in 2015, and continues to add to his accomplishments.