NFL/High School Coach of the Week — Baltimore Ravens honor Rick Sneade, head coach at Calvert HS, and Bobby Humphries, head coach at Governor Thomas Johnson HS

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Maryland high school football head coaches Rick Sneade of Calvert High School and Bobby Humphries of Governor Thomas Johnson are this week’s Baltimore Ravens’ Coaches of the Week. Both men have impressive resumes within the sport and outside of it.

Below are descriptions from the Ravens on why each man is deserving of the honor.

Rick Sneade – Calvert High School (Calvert County)

Coach Sneade started in 2011 with the Calvert High School Football program and has been a leader in the Calvert community ever since. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Sneade has been to the state semifinals in recent years and was named the US Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Coach of the Year in 2016. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while strictly adhering to guidelines in place, Sneade has been instrumental in the planning and execution of the Cavaliers offseason conditioning program. and partnered with the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to launch a passing league for schools in Southern Maryland. He’s made an emphasis to not let the uncommon circumstances of 2020 deny his ability to reach his athletes and continue to push them forward.

Bobby Humphries – Governor Thomas Johnson (Frederick County)

Coach Bobby Humphries is entering his 4th year as the head coach of the Governor Thomas Johnson Patriots. After the school cancelled varsity football last year due to lack of participants, Humphries has worked relentlessly to rebuild the entire Patriot football program. Coaching 7-on-7 this summer, he was able to develop enough interest to field two teams for the 2020 season at the Frederick County school this fall. The Governor Thomas Johnson alum has been instrumental in developing the game amongst area youth football programs as well. Humphries has created a ‘Schoology’ group to maintain relationships with his student-athletes, as well as facilitated their offseason and return to play curriculum, and he continues to instill the love of football for his Patriot players and their families.

Each recipient during the 2020 season 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. 

2020 Baltimore Ravens Coach of the Week Winners

Week 1 – William Bell, Hammond HS; Reggie White, Milford Mill Academy

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Jeff Fisher
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