Varsity football coach Chris Wagner has been named New York Jets High School Coach of the Week. The award is given to a coach in the tri-state area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound football fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to their community, their school and their student-athletes.

Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, Mark J. Dantuono said Coach Wagner guided the Falcons to an incredible win in the first game of the playoffs. The team had lost the last regular game of the season to Clarke High School, 27-14 and then had to face them again in their next game. Coach Wagner led them to a stunning 21-0 victory and to the title of Big IV Champions.

Coach Wagner played football at Holy Cross High School in Flushing and at the University for Bridgeport. He has 40 seasons of coaching under his belt and 23 years as a physical education, special education and health teacher in Port Chester, NY.

Coach Wagner will be invited to watch the Jets play the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 1 from the Chase suite at Met Life Stadium and will be presented with a certificate and an award ball. In partnership with Chase, the Jets will award the LVHS football program $2,000 in honor of Coach Wagner’s award.

“Coach Wagner has been an excellent addition to the Falcons family,” said Mr. Dantuono. “He is very deserving of this honor as he embodies each of the qualities that the award represents.”