After a season of outstanding accomplishments for high school football coaches and teams around Western New York, the Buffalo Bills and the New York National Guard have named one coach the Buffalo Bills New York National Guard High School Coach of the Year.
Canisius High School head football coach Rich Robbins was named the Buffalo Bills and New York National Guard High School Coach of the Year for leading his Canisius High School team to a perfect 11-0 season, taking home the Msgr. Martin Championship. Among many accomplishments throughout the season-Robbins led his team to establishing school records-as the last time the team was undefeated was the 1976 season.
Throughout the season, the Buffalo Bills have been recognizing high school coaches throughout Western New York for their outstanding leadership, and on Sunday, December 9th, The Buffalo Bills and New York National Guard recognized all of the coaches on field at Ralph Wilson Stadium prior to kickoff vs. the St. Louis Rams.
High School Coaches of the Week and New York National Guard representatives in attendance for Sunday's game, pictured left to right:
New York National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Steven Rowe
Jim Maurino- West Seneca East High School
Jeff Sabatino and Mark Ostempowski- John F. Kennedy High School
Tom Langworthy- Jamestown High School
John Sopko-Springville High School
Rich Robbins-Canisius High School
Greg Bronson- Lockport High School
John Faller- Sweet Home High School
Dennis Gilbert- St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
New York National Guard Staff Sergeant Kevin Reynolds
New York National Guard Major General Patrick Murphy
Coaches of the Week not in attendance were:
Charlie Comerford – Bishop Timon-St. Jude
Bob North- Westfield High School
Dick Diminuco – Alden High School