Cathedral's Sigsbury named Patriots Coach of the Week

December, 4, 2012
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On the heels of Boston Cathedral's first-ever Super Bowl victory, Panthers head coach Duane Sigsbury was named New England Patriots Coach of the Week.

It is the final Coach of the Week award to be handed out before the team announces its Coach of the Year.

Here's more from today's release:
Boston Cathedral High School’s Duane Sigsbury has been named this week’s New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s Division 4A Super Bowl victory over Madison Park 22-20 on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Panthers outlasted the Cardinals in double overtime in snowy conditions at Gillette Stadium en route to the school’s first Super Bowl championship. The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Boston Cathedral’s football program in Sigsbury’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 Sigsbury and his team on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Boston Cathedral High School. 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, Dec. 7, on WBZ-TV in Boston and will be available immediately after on Patriots.com.

This is the 17th 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.

“The Cathedral players and coaches have shown tremendous focus, determination and work ethic in making it to back-to-back Super Bowls,” Tippett said. “These traits paid off on Saturday as they battled the weather and a strong opponent on their way to a thrilling double-overtime victory. I enjoyed visiting with the Panthers as they continue to celebrate their milestone accomplishment. The Patriots are pleased to reward Coach Sigsbury and Boston Cathedral with a donation to the football program and we congratulate them on their Super Bowl championship.”

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.

Scott Barboza

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Scott Barboza joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools editor/reporter in May 2010. He spent the previous three seasons working in the New England Patriots media relations department after a stint at the Taunton Daily Gazette, where he covered everything from Little League baseball to the Boston Red Sox.

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