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Yorktown High School Football Coach Honored

The Washington Redskins announced Oct. 24 that head football coach Bruce Hanson of Yorktown High School in Arlington, VA has been named Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of October 20, 2008.

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

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Coach Hanson has been coaching varsity football at Yorktown for 24 years and recently recorded his 150th victory at the school.

According to Athletic Director Michael Krulfeld, Hanson "is a rare breed who combines modesty, leadership, and a genuine understanding of the role of football as one piece of the overall educational experience. He builds relationships with his players and is committed to making everyone feel a part of the team."

Off the field, Hanson volunteers at community clinics and is a member of the Arlington Better Sports Club which provides recreational programs to youth. Hanson has been named District coach of the year seven times, Arlington coach of the year 13 times and received the Better Sports Club of Arlington Coach of the Year award in 1989.

The Patriots are currently 5-3 and tied for second in the Virginia AAA National District.

Each week during the 2008 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 NFL Charities to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Jim Zorn and NFL Director of Football Operations Gene Washington.

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