Baltimore Ravens name their first High School Coaches of the Week for 2020

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No high school football in Maryland, no problem for the Baltimore Ravens, who are moving ahead with their Coaches of the Week program honoring high school football coaches across the state. On Monday, the Ravens announced this year’s first two winners.

Reggie White – Milford Mill Academy

Coach White has led the Millers football program since 2002, following a career in the NFL as a defensive tackle, and has guided his alma mater to three Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association final fours, including a state championship appearance in 2017. In recent months, the Milford Mill head coach has consistently met virtually with his team to discuss numerous off the field topics – social justice and reform, the importance of family, how to handle adversity and more. Bringing in guest speakers such as Baltimore County police officers and school psychologists to speak with his team, Coach White continues to mentor his student-athletes while high school football is unable to be played on the field.

William Bell – Hammond High School

Coach Bell is entering his second year as the head coach at Hammond. Last season, he led the Golden Bears to a 5-5 record, going 4-2 in county play. The Hammond head coach has continued developing relationships with his players during COVID-19 through individual calls, sending positive messages to the team and personally delivering team spirit wear orders to players. With the arrival of his first child earlier this month, Coach Bell has still found time to show dedicated support to both his football players and the students he teaches in his Physical Education classes. Through his efforts, the Golden Bears have been provided opportunities to grow individually as people and grow together as a team.

With the postponement of high school football in the state due to COVID-19, winners will be selected based on impactful work they perform off the field with their team. Each recipient will receive a $500 donation to their athletic department along with an award from Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. The Ravens will work with supervisors of athletics in each Maryland county to identify honorees.

In total, 24 coaches will be recognized this year. This season marks the 24th year of this program, which celebrates the significant influence coaches have on their student-athletes. In previous seasons, 10 coaches were recognized annually for their accomplishments both on and off the field. 

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