FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Duxbury High School's Don Dellorco has been named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week in recognition of his program's undefeated start to the 2003 season.
This past weekend, the Green Dragons beat previously undefeated Hingham 17-7 to keep them tied for first in current Patriots league play with a record of 5-0-1. The team was ranked #17 in the recent Boston Globe poll of schools in eastern Massachusetts.
Dellorco has been the head coach of Duxbury's football program for the past 21 years. His current overall record is 139-71-8, which includes two visits to the Super Bowl ('97 and '02) and the past two Patriot League titles.
"Obviously Don has done a lot for football in our community," Duxbury athletic director Thom Holdgate said. "His success, especially in the past three years, has helped build the youth programs in our area and has brought pride to football in Duxbury."
This season marks the eighth 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. Each week during the season, the Patriots will honor a coach from the New England area as the Coach of the Week.
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to the Duxbury High School's Football Program in Dellorco's name in recognition of his selection as Coach of the Week.
The Patriots High School Coach of the Week is selected by a panel including representatives of the Patriots and WCVB Channel 5, which airs the team's weekly magazine show, Patriots All Access, on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. WCVB sports anchor Mike Lynch is the host of the show. Lynch will present Dellorco with the Coach of the Week honors on this week's show.