Orchard Park, NY - The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday that Coach Rich Gray of Frontier High School has been named the Buffalo Bills High School Football Coach of the Week after the second weekend of the 2008 high school football season.
On September 12, 2008 the Frontier Falcons beat Lancaster, 16-14, on a field goal late in the game by John Ronayne in their Class AA South Opener. The Falcons defense and the hard running of senior quarterback Corey Tyger put the Falcons in position for the game winning kick by Ronayne with 1:11 left in the fourth quarter.
This is the twelfth consecutive year of the Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week program. Each week during the 11-week high school football season, a committee appointed by the Buffalo Bills selects a head football coach as Coach of the Week. The honorees will receive a certificate signed by Dick Jauron, Buffalo Bills head coach, Russ Brandon, Buffalo Bills chief operating officer, and Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, plus a Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week cap and a $1,000 donation to the school's football program from the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation. Recognition of the winning coach will be shown on the Buffalo Bills official website at www.buffalobills.com.
At the end of the season, one of the weekly award winners will be named Coach of the Year and will receive and additional $1,000 donation to the school's football program. All head football coaches in Western New York are eligible for Coach of the Week, regardless of their high school's division or affiliation.
Bills Coach of the Week Winners
Week 1 - Coach Kraig Kurzanski (Williamsville South)
Week 2 - Coach Rich Gray (Frontier)