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High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

September 6, 2012 at 1:54 PM

King’s Shapiro and Cascade’s Cronin named NFL High School Coach of the Week

The Seattle Seahawks and Sterling Bank announced the winners of the NFL High School Coach of the Week: King’s coach Jim Shapiro and Cascade coach Joe Cronin.

In his first year at Cascade, Cronin led the Bruins to a 20-12 win against Shorewood, snapping a 24-game losing streak that lasted more than two years. It was one of the highlights of week 1.

Shapiro guided King’s to a 42-39 last-minute win against Lynden, the top-ranked team in 2A at the time. King’s, of course, competes at 1A.

Cronin and Shapiro each receive $500 for their football programs and $225 gift card to Sports Authority.

Here’s the press release in full:

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks and Sterling Bank will once again partner on the NFL High School Coach of the Week program during the 2012 football season.

The weekly recipients will receive a $500 cash donation for their football program from the Seattle Seahawks and a $225 Sports Authority gift card and a Seahawks jacket from Sterling Bank.

Week one saw Cascade High School’s Joe Cronin and King’s High School’s Jim Shapiro named “NFL High School Coaches of the Week” for the state of Washington.

Cronin led his Cascade Bruins (1-0) of Everett, Washington to a 20-12 victory over Shorewood H.S. in non-league matchup on Friday, August 31.

Shapiro’s Kings Knights (1-0) found the win column with a 42-39 victory over the visiting Lynden Lions in their non-league game on Friday in Seattle.

Now in its 17th season, the NFL High School Coach of the Week program is a partnership between the Washington State Football Coaches Association, the Seattle Seahawks and Sterling Bank.

Following the season, once coach will receive the Jim Ennis Award for High School Coach of the Year. The 2012 NFL High School Coach of the Year for Washington State will receive a $2,000 cash grant.

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