The New York Giants have selected Mr. Kevin Carty of Hillsborough High School (Hillsborough, NJ) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" presented by BP for the week of September 12, 2011. Coach Carty and the Hillsborough Raiders kicked off the football season with a win over Bridgewater-Raritan 49-42 this past weekend.
In recognition of Coach Carty'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 Raiders football program. Coach Carty will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the St. Louis Rams on September 19th and an announcement will also be posted on the Giants web site, www.giants.com.
The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week Award presented by BP, 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.
The Coach of the Week program is supported by BP, a proud sponsor of the Giants. This year, BP is expanding its New York area football sponsorship beyond the stadium to support local youth football leagues, coaches and parents. In addition, BP is also making equipment donations to leagues in need and providing opportunities for youths to participate in unique Giants-related experiences including hospitality suite access at MetLife Stadium and practices at a Giants facility.
Each week during the 2011 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 2011 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 and BP.
Coach Carty was the Head Coach for 5 years at Bound Brook High School. Under his leadership, the team made the playoffs the first 3 years after not having a winning season since 1979. His career record was 35-17. He was also a coaching assistant at Somerville High School and Paterson Kennedy High School for 5 years. Coach Carty became the Head Coach at Hillsborough High School with his father, Kevin and his brother Sean, a former Rutgers wide receiver. In addition, he has coached for the USA National Team in USA Football's USA vs. the World Game in February 2011 and currently runs statewide quarterback and wide receiver camps with his brother and father.
Coach Carty is a 1996 graduate of Somerville High School where he played for his father Kevin. He and his teammates were 1994 State Champions and he was honored as the 1995 Parade All-American quarterback. Coach Carty went on to play at UNC for 3 years and transferred to and graduated from William and Mary in 2001. He also played in the Arena Football League for 2 years.