East Rutherford, NJ – The New York Giants have selected Mr. Mike Stanley of H. Frank Carey High School (Franklin Square, NY) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Year". The Seahawks pulled off an undefeated season this year going 12-0, winning the Long Island Class 2 Championship.
In recognition of Coach Stanley'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 $2,000 check will be granted to the Seahawks football program. Coach Stanley will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Washington Redskins on December 29th 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 Stanley has been the Head Coach at H. Frank Stanley High School for the past 7 seasons. Over this time period, the team record is 53 wins and 19 losses, reaching the semi-finals in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 and the finals in 2010. In 2013, the Seahawks were Nassau County, Long Island and Rutgers Cup Champions. Coach Stanley was voted Nassau County Conference II Coach of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2013 and was voted Nassau County Coaches Association Coach of the Year and Newsday Nassau County Coach of the Year in 2013.
Coach Stanley graduated in 1995 from Baldwin High School where he played wide receiver on the football team. He went on to play football in college at CW Post from 1995-1996 and Stony Brook from 1997-1999.