After beating Thanksgiving rival Boston Latin for the first time since 1997, thanks to a thrilling game-winning touchdown pass with time expired, first-year Boston English head coach Brian Vaughan was named New England Patriots Coach of the Week today.
Here is the official release from the Patriots:
Boston English High School’s Brian Vaughan has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s 14-12 come-from-behind victory over rival Boston Latin on Thursday, Nov. 28, at Harvard Stadium. Trailing 12-8 late in the fourth quarter, Boston English capped a 78-yard drive by connecting on a 7-yard touchdown pass with no time remaining to earn their first victory over Boston Latin since 1997. The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Boston English’s football program in Vaughan’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 Vaughan’s team on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Boston English High School. The visit and check presentation will be featured on the Patriots weekly television magazine show, “Patriots All Access,” which airs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.
This is the 18th year in which the Patriots join the National Football League in conducting the High School Coach of the Week program, which recognizes outstanding high school coaches and promotes youth football throughout New England. Tippett oversees the program as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s commitment to youth football initiatives.
“Congratulations to Coach Brian Vaughan and his team,” Tippett said. “Boston English staged an incredible comeback by converting on a last-second touchdown pass to pull off the upset and beat Boston Latin for the first time in more than 20 years. This was a historic win for the Bulldogs.”
At the end of next week, 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.
For the third straight year, Tippett has taken the award on the road and visited the schools that benefit from the program. This year is also the third year the Patriots will accept nominations for High School Coach of the Week. Anyone who knows a high school football coach in New England who has a great week or reaches a personal career milestone is encouraged to submit a nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the non-profit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.