Keystone Oaks head football coach Greg Perry is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Coach of the Week. Perry, who’s been coaching high school football in western Pennsylvania since the 90’s, is known a guy who can develop high school quarterbacks.
In a big conference win, @ko_goldeneagles upend last season’s WPIAL Class 2A Champ Avonworth, 20-13.— Steelers Youth FB (@SteelersYouthFB) October 7, 2020
Coach Perry has a tremendous list of successful quarterbacks in his 29 year coaching history, including former Steeler, @bgradkowski5
Congrats Coach! #PlayFootball🏈 pic.twitter.com/GhhScu6Klg
Before returning to Keystone Oaks, his alma mater, Perry coached former NFL quarterback Bruce Gradkowski when he was the head coach at Seton-La Salle High School. Bill Stull, who played for the University of Pittsburgh, was another successful QB for Perry at Seton-La Salle.
At Keystone Oaks, current Duquesne backup quarterback Alex Smith was a dual-threat QB for Perry. His current quarterback, Logan Shrubb, is a four-year starter, who’s likely to become just the fifth WPIAL players to fifth player to throw for 5,000 career yards and run for 2,000.
Last week, Shrubb ran for two scores and threw a TD pass in Keystone Oaks’ 20-13 win over defending state champ Avonworth. Keystone Oaks is 3-1 this year.
During each high school football season, the Pittsburgh Steelers select a High School Coach of the Week. This coach is selected by the Steelers as someone who has a big victory, a turnaround season, does extraordinary work in their community, and/or gives great effort to make a lasting positive impact in his student athletes. The Coach of the Week winners are invited to be honored at a Steelers home game and receive a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Head Coach Mike Tomlin; a Steelers Coach of the Week cap; and a $1,000 donation to their football program.
The Coach of the Year is selected following the high school football season and receives a $2,000 donation to his football program.
The Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history — for their character and integrity, leadership, dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety and on-field success. All Don Shula Award nominees are invited to attend the Pro Bowl and were recognized in special ways during the NFL’s week-long celebration of football. Throughout the week, coaches receive VIP access and accommodations at various events such as Pro Bowl practices, the Play Football High School Skills Showdown and Play Football Celebrity Flag game; a chance to interact and engage with various members of the football community; and attend the Pro Bowl.