The Redskins announced Dec. 26 that head football coach Chris Haddock of Centreville High School in Clifton, Va., has been named Redskins High School Coach of the Year for 2011 high school football season.
The Redskins High School Coach of the Year program is designed to recognize and reward excellence in high school football coaching.
Coach Haddock finished his second season as head football coach at Centreville High School where the Panthers finished the season 13-2 and were named Division six AAA Northern Region Champions.
Haddock has been coaching for 17 years and was previously the head coach at Fairfax High School where he led the Rebels to their first playoff appearance in a decade.
Prior to undertaking the head coaching duties, Haddock served as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator for three years at Fairfax. Haddock also spent 10 seasons at his alma mater Chantilly High School, and one at W.T. Woodson as an assistant.
While on staff at Chantilly, Haddock was a part of the 1996 AAA Football State Championship team. He also coached baseball at Chantilly for 10 years serving as the head coach for four seasons.
Haddock is dedicated to his local youth football community where he is actively involved in the Centreville Touchdown and Centreville Athletic Booster clubs. He and his football staff have also been instrumental in supporting the local Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) football programs where he runs training and instructional camps.
According to Haddock, "The focus isn't just football, but building a solid platform for youth in a positive manner; setting a foundation that will carry on long after the player has stopped playing sports but continues on in life. The impact of a coach cannot only be measured by the performance of his players but by the involvement within the school and the surrounding community."
Coach Haddock's work has helped Centreville High School move towards using a turf football field and practice fields, which will be made available to the SYA youth teams.
According to Centreville director of student activities Jimmy Sanabria, "Coach Haddock is a well-liked and a respected leader in the school and community. The one word that encapsulates Coach Haddock is 'family.' He strives to instill discipline, confidence, and respect in his student-athletes.
"He teaches life lessons beyond football. He reminds players that your family will always be there to support you and your team is your family."
Each week during the 2011 high school football season the Redskins selected one area high school head coach as the Redskins High School Coach of the Week.
Each of the coaches chosen throughout the high school season received a $1,000 donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and Redskins general manager Bruce Allen.
At the end of the high school football season, the Redskins select one area coach as Redskins High School Coach of the Year. Haddock was selected based on his continuing commitment towards promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes, his overall community involvement and overall team performance and record.
As Redskins High School Coach of the Year, Haddock receives a $2,000 donation from NFL Youth Football Fund to his football program and a framed certificate.