D-R's Driscoll named Pats Coach of the Week

Dighton-Rehoboth's Dave Driscoll was named this week's Patriots Coach of the Week following his 200th career victory over Wareham on Saturday. New England Patriots

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional football head coach Dave Driscoll has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Football Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s 7-0 victory over Wareham High School on Saturday.

The game went down to the final seconds and resulted in Driscoll’s 200th win. The victory breaks the conference tie between Wareham and Dighton-Rehoboth, as the Falcons moved to 3-0 in the South Coast Conference.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School’s football program in Driscoll’s name in recognition of his Coach of the Week selection.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited Coach Driscoll and his team on Tuesday at D-R. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the team’s weekly television magazine show, Patriots All Access, which airs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 on WBZ-TV in Boston and later on Patriots.com.

“I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit with Coach Driscoll and his players after his 200th win,” said Tippett on Tuesday. “Reaching this milestone takes a commitment to preparation, hard work and teamwork. These qualities were on display on Friday night as the Falcons came through with a strong defensive effort to edge their conference rival. The Patriots are proud to present this week’s Coach of the Week Award to Coach Driscoll and the Dighton-Rehoboth football program. ”

At the conclusion of the season, one high school coach will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive an additional $2,000 contribution toward the school’s football program.