FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School's Dan Buron has been named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week in recognition of his team's victory over Acton-Boxboro last week.
Bridgewater-Raynham moved to 3-0 on the season, notching a 28-7 win over Acton-Boxboro, snapping its 52-game winning streak. Coach Buron serves as both the athletic director and football coach at Bridgewater-Raynham, a school of which he is an alumnus. He is in his 13th year at the helm of the Trojans, and is in his 19th year as a high school coach. After playing at Bridgewater-Raynham as a teenager, Buron went on to play outside linebacker at Holy Cross from 1981-1984.
This season marks the 10th year in which the Patriots have joined 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.
Patriots Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, who is now the team's football development and promotions director, oversees the program as part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's commitment to youth football initiatives. Each week, Tippett, along with WCVB Channel 5 sports anchor Mike Lynch, will honor the selected coach on the team's weekly magazine show, Patriots All Access. The broadcast airs Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. on WCVB and is followed on Sunday mornings by Totally Patriots, a new youth-oriented football show, at 11:00 a.m.
"I am never surprised by the high quality of high school football throughout Massachusetts," Tippett said. "Coach Buron is an example of this excellence, with his proven record over 13 seasons. Senior leadership has been the key so far this season for Bridgewater-Raynham, and I congratulate Coach Buron, his coaches and players on their big victory."
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Bridgewater-Raynham High School's football program in Buron's name in recognition of his selection as Coach of the Week. At the conclusion of the season, one of the previous weekly honorees will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year, and will receive a $2,000 contribution to go toward the school's football program.
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, Inc. is the non-profit organization through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of both direct grants and in-kind donations, and through player appearances at a number of charity functions and educational programs. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives.