Philadelphia Eagles honor longtime Garnet Valley head coach Michael Ricci as their High School Coach of the Week for Week 8

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Michael Ricci, who has been Garnet Valley’s head football coach since 1986, is the Week 8 winner of the Philadelphia Eagles Coach of the Week Award. Garnet Valley just finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record.

“I always say football is the least important thing that we do. We spend a lot of time all year working on things that really have nothing to do with football. I feel like those kinds of things have been able to translate into success on the field.” 

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This year, the Eagles High School Coach of the Week program, presented by Hyundai, will include 16 High School football programs from throughout the Philadelphia area. Each participating team will receive grant dollars back to their respective football program. The winning coach of each matchup will be named our Eagles High School Coach of the Week and will have a chance to become the 2021 Eagles High School Coach of the Year. Check back each week to read more about each featured Coach and find out who will represent the Eagles for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award.

2021 Philadelphia Eagles High School Coach of the Week Winners

Week 7 – Al Crosby, Neumann-Goretti HS

Week 6 – Eric Clark, Northeast HS

Week 5 – LaDontay Bell, Chester HS

Week 4 – Matt Walp, Archbishop Wood HS

Week 3 – Pat Montgomery, Boys Latin HS

Week 2 – Hakeem Cooper, Abraham Lincoln HS

Week 1 – Rob Heist, Perkiomen Valley HS

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