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Clintwood High School Football Coach Honored

The Washington Redskins announced today that head football coach Rich Mullins of Clintwood High School in Clintwood, VA has been named Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of October 25, 2010.

The Redskins High School Coach of the Week program is designed to recognize and reward excellence in high school football coaching.

Mullins has been coaching football for 25 years with this season being his ninth season as head coach at Clintwood High School. In addition to being the head football coach, Mullins is also Clintwood's guidance counselor. Principal Bill Castle, who has known Mullins since his own student-athlete days, says "Coach Mullins exemplifies the model coach and his disciplinary strength makes him a very strong coach and leader. His success as our head football coach and guidance counselor is greatly attributed to his firm discipline and morals. Members of our community are very pleased and proud to have him as their child's coach."

In his nine years at Clintwood Mullins' team has produced an overall record of 65-25 and a state playoff record of 8-4. Under Coach Mullins the team has also achieved two State Runner-Up titles, two Region D Championships, two Region D Runner-Up titles and two Lonesome Pine District Championships. The Greenwave are currently 8-0.

Each week during the 2010 high school football season the Redskins will select one area high school head coach as the Redskins High School Coach of the Week. The selection is based on the coach's continuing commitment towards promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes, his overall community involvement and overall team performance and record.

Each of the coaches chosen throughout the high school season will receive 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.

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