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D-Y's Funk named Pats Coach of the Week

Dennis-Yarmouth's Paul Funk was named the New England Patriots' Coach of the Week following the Dolphins' first 7-0 start since 1960. New England Patriots

Dennis-Yarmouth football head coach Paul Funk has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Football Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s 42-0 victory over Cranston West (R.I.) on Friday.

The win marks the school’s first 7-0 record since 1960 and gives the Dolphins a 3-0 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dennis-Yarmouth came out on top of a game between two highly ranked teams, with No. 7 Dennis-Yarmouth overpowering the third-ranked Division 1 team in Rhode Island.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Dennis-Yarmouth' football program in Funk’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 Funk and his team on Tuesday at D-Y.

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. 28 on WBZ-TV in Boston and later on Patriots.com.

“I am pleased to present this week’s Coach of the Week Award to Coach Funk and the Dennis-Yarmouth football program,” said Tippett on Tuesday. “The Dolphins’ stingy defense and high-powered rushing attack are a testament to great coaching, hard work and true teamwork. I enjoyed visiting with Coach Funk and his team and wish them success as they continue their historic season.”

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.