The New York Giants have selected Mr. Vincent Casale of Central Regional High School (Bayville, NJ) as "The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week" presented by BP for the week of October 31, 2011. Coach Casale and the Golden Eagles enhanced to the post season for the first time since 2001 when they defeated Lakewood 28-22 this past weekend.
In recognition of Coach Casale'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 Golden Eagles football program. Coach Casale will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles on November 20th 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 continuing its support of local youth football leagues, coaches and parents in the New York metropolitan area. In addition, BP is also making equipment donations to leagues in need and providing an opportunity for youth players to participate in a unique practice 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 Casale began his coaching career as the Assistant Coach for the Central Regional Golden Eagles football team and remained at that position for 14 years before moving up to Head Coach. He has been at the Head Coach position for the past 7 years. Throughout his coaching career, the Golden Eagles were Divisional Champions in 1987, 1990 & 1994, NJSIAA State Finalists in 1980 & 1994 and NJSIAA State Semi-Finalists in 1979. In addition, Coach Casale was named 1987 Ocean County "Coach of the Year".
Coach Casale began playing football at Belleville High School in Belleville, NJ. He was also a Division III football player at Seton Hall University. Coach Casale is currently the Athletic Director at Central Regional High School and has been since 1997. He was also chosen as the Coach of the Week in 2008!Follow @Giants on Twitter, Like us on Facebook and text "Giants" to 51288 for FREE GIANTS MOBILE APP