East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants have selected Mr. Jack Martilotta of Greenport/Mattituck/Southold Football (Greenport, NY) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" for the week of October 7, 2013. The Porters have won their first 4 games in a row, shutting out the Port Jefferson Royals this past weekend, 33-0.
In recognition of Coach Martilotta'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 Porters football program. Coach Martilotta will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Minnesota Vikings on October 21st 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 Martilotta has been the Head Coach for the Greenport/Mattituck/Southold Porters for 5 years. He served in the US Army and is an Iraq war veteran. He is also in the US Army National Guard - SFC, 1-69 Infantry HHC, 27 BCT.
Coach Martilotta is a graduate of Bates College where he was the Captain of the Bates College Rugby Team. He was also a member of the Bates Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Team.