Liberty High School football coach Sean Finnerty didn’t know what to say after being selected as the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Oct. 27 as told to FauquierNow.com.
“When Mr. Cox informed me Tuesday morning that I had won, I didn’t know what to say,” Finnerty said during practice . “I asked what it meant, and he said the football program was getting $1,000. That’s when I started jumping up and down.”
Coaches selected throughout the high school season will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden and Redskins President and General Manager Bruce Allen.
A veteran of eight seasons, Finnerty began his coaching career with Liberty in 2006. After serving as freshman coach, Finnerty was promoted to Varsity Offensive Line Coach in 2007, and then head coach in 2012.
Finnerty’s Eagles are 8-1 this season, following a 7-5 season in 2013 and an appearance in the regional semifinal game. Prior to his time with Liberty, Finnerty was the assistant football coach at Punxsutawney High School (Pa.). Finnerty graduated from Clarion University, where he was a four-year starter at offensive lineman.
Finnerty admitted that the donation will go a long way for the program moving forward.
“The best thing about the award is the monetary gift of $1,000 into the football program. Fundraising is never easy, and it is a great help. A big thank you to their organization for such a gracious gift.”
Liberty will face inter-county rival Kettle Run High School tonight.
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