Montez Swinney, Girls’ Flag Football Head Coach at Dunwoody High School is the Atlanta Falcons High School Coach of the Week

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For the second week in a row, the Atlanta Falcons are honoring a girls’ flag football coach with the team’s High School Coach of the Week Award. This week’s winner is Montez Swinney, head coach at Dunwoody High School. Swinney is also a coach on the boys’ football team.

At the 2019 boys’ state football championships, the Falcons and the Georgia High School Association announced that girls’ flag football was becoming an officially sanctioned sport in the state thanks to a donation from the team and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In 2019, 52 schools across the state participated in flag football with more than 800 girls taking the field.

2020 Atlanta Falcons High School Coach of the Week Winners

Week 9 – Alicia Barton, Shaw HS (Girls’ Flag Football)

Week 8 – Joshua Moore, B.E.S.T. Academy

Week 7 – Chris Slade, Pace Academy

Wee 6 – Matt Hilmerich, Johns Creek

Week 5 – James Lal, Stone Mountain

Week 4 – Pete Wiggins, Callaway

Week 3 – Bill Stewart, North Gwinnett

Week 2 – Jaybo Shaw, Rabun County

Week 1 – Barrett Davis, Southeast Bulloch

As part of the Coach of the Week program, the NFL and Atlanta Falcons will recognize ten head high school varsity football coaches across the state of Georgia for their hard work and dedication to making a difference in student-athletes lives on and off the field. Each winning head coach will receive a $1,000 grant for their football program, a commemorative Atlanta Falcons item and recognition from the Atlanta Falcons.

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