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Whataburger Coach Of The Week
This vote is being conducted in the spirit of fair competition. Should the Dallas Cowboys feel that the vote has been tampered with or an error has occurred during the voting window, we reserve the right to discard the public decision and select the weekly winner on the flip of a coin. Thank you in advance for demonstrating good sportsmanship throughout this process.
Congratulations to our 2016 Whataburger Coach of the Week Winners!
Week 1: Coach Vance Gibson - Frisco
Week 2: Coach Joey McCullough - Plano East
Week 3: Coach Todd Peterman - DeSoto
Week 4: Coach Mike Robinson - North Mesquite
Week 5: Coach Chris Jensen - Trinity
Week 6: Coach Mark Behrens - Sachse
Week 7: Coach Todd Lawson - Dunbar
Week 8: Coach Chris Melson - Mansfield Legacy
Week 9: Coach Randy Jackson - Grapevine
Week 10: Coach Kendrick Brown - Little Elm
Playoffs 1: Coach Lee Wiginton - Midlothian Heritage
Playoffs 2: Coach Kody Groves - Poteet
ABOUT WHATABURGER COACH OF THE WEEK
The Dallas Cowboys are proud to partner with Whataburger for the 2016 Coach of the Week program. Now in its 22nd year, the weekly award will engage North Texas football fans in recognizing local high school football coaches who are making a positive impact on their teams, school and community through hard work and dedication to young athletes.
During the high school football season two local coaches will be nominated as finalists for the award based off of their school’s most recent match ups. Students, faculty, parents and football fans everywhere can then help Whataburger and the Dallas Cowboys select that week’s Coach of the Week winner through online voting hosted on DallasCowboys.com.
The coach accumulating the most votes at the conclusion of the weekly voting period will be named Coach of the Week and be recognized with a $2,000 grant provided by Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation and Whataburger for his school’s football program.
Twelve coaches in all will be selected to receive grants over the course of the season and check presentations will be made during an in-school pep rally with assistance from Cowboys mascot ROWDY, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Whataburger executives.
"We’re excited to be a part of this year’s Coach of the Week program with the Dallas Cowboys,” said Whataburger President and CEO Preston Atkinson. “This is a great opportunity for Whataburger to help recognize high school coaches who go above and beyond to mentor our young athletes and play such vital roles within our communities and schools.”
The Coach of the Week award winner will also receive a one-of-a-kind certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones and Cowboys Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson.
At the conclusion of the program, each of the 12 Coach of the Week award-recipients and a guest will be invited to attend a Dallas Cowboys practice a The Star in Frisco with Whataburger executives.
The 2016 season marks the 22nd year the Dallas Cowboys have honored high school football coaches with the Coach of the Week program. The program spans the length of the high school football season and is designed to aid and promote high school football and the development of youth football.
“The Dallas Cowboys are excited to partner with Whataburger on the Coach of the Week program,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer. “Whataburger and high school football are two great Texas traditions. By teaming up to honor high school football coaches, their teams and community, we can say ‘Thank You’ for their hard work in shaping young football players into the very best that they can be.”
The goal of the Coach of the Week program is to give high school football coaches the recognition they deserve and provide schools financial assistance to maintain and upgrade their football programs. Over the last 20 years, the Coach of the Week program has provided more than 200 grants totaling more than $300,000 to area football programs.
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About Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation
In the area of community service, the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation mission is built upon an overall philosophy of helping those who don’t have the strength, the resources or the means to help themselves. As a sports entity that has enjoyed unprecedented success and recognition for more than four decades, the Dallas Cowboys feel a very strong obligation to transfer that championship tradition and the magic that it creates toward the bigger purpose of making a difference in the community. More information about the Dallas Cowboys is available at www.dallascowboys.com.