Millis-Hopedale’s Dana Olson named Patriots High School Coach of the Year

coy_millis-hopedaleFoxborough, Mass. – As communities collided to demonstrate exactly what can come from hard work, dedication and collaboration, head coach Dana Olson led the Millis-Hopedale Mohawks to the co-operative program’s first-ever state title last weekend, subsequently receiving the honor of being named the 2016 New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year.

The Mohawks were crowned MIAA Div. 4A Super Bowl Champions Saturday afternoon after taking down Maynard High School, 30-18 at Worcester State University. Comprised of students from Millis and Hopedale High Schools, the co-op commenced in the fall of 2009 and the squad has qualified for the MIAA Tournament every year since 2011. Now in his third season as head coach, Olson, assisted by his twin brother, Dale, has also led Millis-Hopedale to three consecutive Tri-Valley League Small titles.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Millis-Hopedale players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Mohawks football program with a $2,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach Olson. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“The Millis-Hopedale football team showcased outstanding teamwork throughout the course of this season, ending in a well-deserved Super Bowl Championship,” Tippett said. “We are thrilled to honor Coach Olson and the Mohawks for a remarkable year of success.”

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

Brighton High School’s Randolph Abraham named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Foxborough, Mass. – After besting Boston Latin Academy in a 28-20 Thanksgiving Day showdown to clinch the Boston City League North title, Brighton High School head coach Randolph Abraham has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Earlier this month, Abraham led the Bengals to the MIAA Division 4 North Championship after entering the postseason tournament with an undefeated 6-0 record. Brighton went on to advance to the state semi-finals before falling short to Mashpee High School. A longtime resident of the city and 2000 graduate of Brighton High School, this season marked Coach Abraham’s fifth in the head coaching role for the Bengals after having previously served as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Brighton players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Bengals football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach Abraham. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“Congratulations to Brighton High School on a hard-fought season and an exciting Thanksgiving Day victory,” Tippett said. “Coach Abraham and the Bengals have a lot to be proud of this year and we are excited to honor them for that this week.”

At the conclusion of the fall, one of the weekly winners will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive a $2,000 contribution towards the school’s football program.

For the sixth straight year, the Patriots will also be accepting nominations for High School Coach of the Week honors. Those who wish to nominate a high school football coach in New England who leads a team to an exceptional weekly performance or reaches a personal career milestone are encouraged to send submissions right after teams have played their games on Friday or Saturday to nominatecoach@patriots.com. Only nominations submitted after each game will be considered.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

Shrewsbury High School’s John Aloisi named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Foxborough, Mass. – After leading the Colonials to a convincing 42-12 victory over Westfield in the State Semifinal of the 2016 MIAA Tournament to advance to the Division 2 Super Bowl Championship, Shrewsbury High School head coach John Aloisi has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Shrewsbury will now take on Duxbury High School in its quest for the school’s first state title since 2007 and its third in over 40 seasons. The Colonials also notched playoff wins over Algonquin Regional and St. John’s of Shrewsbury on their way to a spot in the Super Bowl, set to take place on December 3 at Gillette Stadium, after suffering losses to both teams during the regular season. The team’s success comes in Coach Aloisi’s third year at the helm of the Shrewsbury High football program following head coaching stints at Worcester Academy and Nantucket, his alma mater.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Shrewsbury players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Colonials football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach Aloisi. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“Congratulations to Coach Aloisi and the Colonials on earning the opportunity to contend for a Super Bowl Championship here at Gillette Stadium,” Tippett said. “We are excited to honor this team during what must be such an exciting time for the Shrewsbury High School community and wish you all the best of luck in Foxborough.”

At the conclusion of the fall, one of the weekly winners will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive a $2,000 contribution towards the school’s football program.

For the sixth straight year, the Patriots will also be accepting nominations for High School Coach of the Week honors. Those who wish to nominate a high school football coach in New England who leads a team to an exceptional weekly performance or reaches a personal career milestone are encouraged to send submissions right after teams have played their games on Friday or Saturday to nominatecoach@patriots.com. Only nominations submitted after each game will be considered.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

Beverly High School’s Andrew Morency named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Foxborough, Mass. – After taking down Billerica in a come-from-behind, 19-18 victory to capture the Division 2 North Sectional Championship last Friday night, Beverly High School head coach Andrew Morency has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

The win helped advance the Panthers to the Division 2 State Semifinal of the 2016 MIAA Tournament as they’re now set to face South Sectional Champion Duxbury this Saturday afternoon at Cawley Stadium in Lowell. This season’s success comes in Morency’s first year at the head of the Beverly football program as he returned to his alma mater after spending a decade in the head coaching role at Hamilton-Wenham High School. Morency played for the Panthers during the mid-1980s and was inducted into the Beverly High Hall of Fame in 2009 after captaining three sports as a senior.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Beverly players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Panthers football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach Morency. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“We are honored to recognize Coach Morency this week as he has led the Panthers to such an exciting season and playoff run this year,” Tippett said. “Best wishes to the team and coaching staff as they continue on their quest to the Division 2 State Final here at Gillette Stadium next month.”

At the conclusion of the fall, one of the weekly winners will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive a $2,000 contribution towards the school’s football program.

For the sixth straight year, the Patriots will also be accepting nominations for High School Coach of the Week honors. Those who wish to nominate a high school football coach in New England who leads a team to an exceptional weekly performance or reaches a personal career milestone are encouraged to send submissions right after teams have played their games on Friday or Saturday to nominatecoach@patriots.com. Only nominations submitted after each game will be considered.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

Falmouth High School’s Derek Almeida named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Foxborough, Mass. – In recognition of Falmouth High School’s undefeated 9-0 record, its most recent 53-19 victory over Milton in the Division 2A South Sectional semifinal, and the program’s first Atlantic Coast League championship in 20 years, Clippers head coach Derek Almeida has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Last Friday night’s win earned Falmouth a spot in the Division 2A South final as it’s now set to take on Westwood this Friday, November 11 at home for the sectional championship. This season marked Almeida’s third year at the head of the Clippers football team after years spent as an assistant coach in Falmouth under his father, Dana Almeida. Since beginning his career with a 4-6 record in 2014, Almeida has led Falmouth to an 8-3 finish in 2015 and an unbeaten slate so far this year as the Clippers look to continue that streak deep into the MIAA Tournament.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Falmouth players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Clippers football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach Almeida. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“We are pleased to honor the Falmouth High School football program and Coach Almeida as they’ve reached so many new heights this season,” Tippett said. “We are excited to see their successes continue and wish the Clippers all the best as they continue on in the playoffs.”

At the conclusion of the fall, one of the weekly winners will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive a $2,000 contribution towards the school’s football program.

For the sixth straight year, the Patriots will also be accepting nominations for High School Coach of the Week honors. Those who wish to nominate a high school football coach in New England who leads a team to an exceptional weekly performance or reaches a personal career milestone are encouraged to send submissions right after teams have played their games on Friday or Saturday to nominatecoach@patriots.com. Only nominations submitted after each game will be considered.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

Silver Lake High School’s Chris DiGiacomo named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Foxborough, Mass. – Following a 28-26 win over Scituate in the Division 2A South Sectional quarterfinal to mark Silver Lake Regional High School’s first playoff victory in 36 years, Lakers head coach Chris DiGiacomo has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Last Friday night’s matchup was Silver Lake’s third playoff appearance since 1980, but the Lakers weren’t stopping there. After taking the team from a 4-7 record in 2015 to 7-1 this season in his just second year at the head of the program, DiGiacomo led Silver Lake to advance even further in the MIAA tournament with the quarterfinal victory. The Lakers will take on Westwood High School in the semifinal round this Friday, November 4.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Silver Lake players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Lakers football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach DiGiacomo. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“The Lakers put forth their best effort all season to notch a hard-earned playoff spot for just the third time in 36 years,” Tippett said. “We are excited to honor Coach DiGiacomo and the Lakers as they have continued to showcase hard work and dedication on the football field, and we wish them the best as they advance deeper into the playoffs.”

At the conclusion of the fall, one of the weekly winners will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive a $2,000 contribution towards the school’s football program.

For the sixth straight year, the Patriots will also be accepting nominations for High School Coach of the Week honors. Those who wish to nominate a high school football coach in New England who leads a team to an exceptional weekly performance or reaches a personal career milestone are encouraged to send submissions right after teams have played their games on Friday or Saturday to nominatecoach@patriots.com. Only nominations submitted after each game will be considered.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

Wareham High School’s Bob Lomp named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Foxborough, Mass. – An 18-15 victory over the Case Cardinals was the latest stop on Wareham High School’s quest to prove that hard work and determination can tackle any challenge. After improving to 5-2 on the season last Saturday night, Vikings head coach Bob Lomp has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

With the win, Wareham also seized a share of the South Coast Conference/Small School Division Championship as the Vikings tied for first place with Case and Swansea High School. The 2016 season has been Lomp’s first at the head of the Wareham football program after spending 14 years in the same role at Apponequet. When taking over a team that was coming off a 2015 record of 4-7, he set out with the goal of producing a winning season, rather than a rebuilding one, and led the Vikings to accomplish exactly that.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Wareham players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Vikings football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach Lomp. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“The Vikings have surely proven that hard work pays off,” Tippett said. “We are excited to honor Coach Lomp and the team for sticking together and putting forth such a strong effort this season, and we wish them all the best of luck in the playoffs.”

At the conclusion of the fall, one of the weekly winners will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive a $2,000 contribution towards the school’s football program.

For the sixth straight year, the Patriots will also be accepting nominations for High School Coach of the Week honors. Those who wish to nominate a high school football coach in New England who leads a team to an exceptional weekly performance or reaches a personal career milestone are encouraged to send submissions right after teams have played their games on Friday or Saturday to nominatecoach@patriots.com. Only nominations submitted after each game will be considered.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

Wellesley High School’s Jesse Davis named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Foxborough, Mass. – Following a 27-0 blanking of Norwood last Saturday as Wellesley High School notched its third shutout in the last four games, Raiders head coach Jesse Davis has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

With the win, Wellesley improved its undefeated record to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Bay State Conference. Prior to last week’s victory over Norwood, Davis and the Raiders edged Walpole High School, 10-7 on October 7 after going nearly two decades, since 1998, without defeating the Rebels. With Coach Davis in his fifth season at the head of the Raiders football program, Wellesley’s early success has been attributed to strong team efforts on both sides of the ball. The Raiders defense is averaging just 3.3 points allowed per game while the offense has put up an average of 27 points in each contest.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Wellesley players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Raiders football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach Davis. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“We are pleased to recognize the impressive recent accomplishments of Coach Jesse Davis and the Raiders football team,” Tippett said. “Coach Davis has Wellesley off to a dominating start this season and we wish the team the best as they look to keep their unbeaten streak alive.”

At the conclusion of the fall, one of the weekly winners will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive a $2,000 contribution towards the school’s football program.

For the sixth straight year, the Patriots will also be accepting nominations for High School Coach of the Week honors. Those who wish to nominate a high school football coach in New England who leads a team to an exceptional weekly performance or reaches a personal career milestone are encouraged to send submissions right after teams have played their games on Friday or Saturday to nominatecoach@patriots.com. Only nominations submitted after each game will be considered.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

Xaverian Brothers High School’s Charlie Stevenson named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Foxborough, Mass. – After leading the Hawks to a 28-7 victory last week on route to a career milestone, head coach Charlie Stevenson of Xaverian Brothers High School has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Xaverian notched its fourth win of the season in a road matchup at Brockton last weekend, improving to 4-1 overall while already boasting a 1-0 record in the Catholic Conference. With the success, Coach Stevenson earned his 200th career win as a head coach, becoming just the 51st coach to reach the mark in state history. Over the past 25 years, Stevenson’s overall 200-61-1 record, nine super bowl trips and seven state titles have gone unmatched.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Xaverian players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Hawks football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach Stevenson. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“We are honored to recognize Coach Stevenson this week as he has reached an incredible career milestone,” Tippett said. “He has compiled a remarkable resume over the years at the head of the Xaverian football program, and with the Hawks already off to an impressive start in 2016, we wish them the best of luck as they contend for yet another title this season.”

At the conclusion of the fall, one of the weekly winners will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive a $2,000 contribution towards the school’s football program.

For the sixth straight year, the Patriots will also be accepting nominations for High School Coach of the Week honors. Those who wish to nominate a high school football coach in New England who leads a team to an exceptional weekly performance or reaches a personal career milestone are encouraged to send submissions right after teams have played their games on Friday or Saturday to nominatecoach@patriots.com. Only nominations submitted after each game will be considered.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.

Grafton High School’s Chris McMahon named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

Foxborough, Mass. – Following a 35-0 shutout over conference opponent, Southbridge High School, head coach Chris McMahon of the Grafton High School Indians has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Senior captain Ifeatu Melifonwu led the Grafton offense with a three-touchdown performance in the first half of last weekend’s victory to help the Indians improve to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Southern Worcester County League. Prior to its Friday night victory at Southbridge, Grafton had notched convincing wins over Oakmont Regional, 48-8, West Boylston/Tahanto, 34-6, and Westborough, 27-7, to get off to an undefeated start to the 2016 season.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited the Grafton players and coaching staff Tuesday afternoon to present the Spartans football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, in honor of Coach McMahon. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 21st year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in honoring local schools and coaches in the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding performances and promotes a strong foundation for youth football across New England. The 2016 season marks the sixth year Tippett has taken the award on the road to visit the schools that are honored each week as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.

“Congratulations to the Grafton High football team on an outstanding offensive performance and league victory last Friday night,” Tippett said. “Coach McMahon and the Indians could not be more deserving of this award and we are happy to be able to honor them this week.”

At the conclusion of the fall, one of the weekly winners will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive a $2,000 contribution towards the school’s football program.

For the sixth straight year, the Patriots will also be accepting nominations for High School Coach of the Week honors. Those who wish to nominate a high school football coach in New England who leads a team to an exceptional weekly performance or reaches a personal career milestone are encouraged to send submissions right after teams have played their games on Friday or Saturday to nominatecoach@patriots.com. Only nominations submitted after each game will be considered.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.