New York Giants To Honor Hills West’s Football Coach At Preseason Game
Kyle Madden Receiving Award For Tackling Youth Sports With Positivity
At the New York Giants preseason game on Friday, August 11th, Half Hollow Hills High School West’s Head Football Coach Kyle Madden will be honored for his successful 2016 season and his dedication to football and our youth. Coach Madden is being recognized by the Giants for having been named the “Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week” during week 10 of last year’s NFL season.
“It’s truly an honor to have a professional sports team like the New York Giants take the time to acknowledge myself and other coaches for our work with student-athletes,” said Madden. “I share this recognition with my team and students who motivate me every day to help them succeed.”
Madden is a special education teacher at Hills West, who has also been head coach of the football team since 2000. During his time as coach he has helped lead his team to capture Suffolk County championships in 2009 and 2016, as well as adding on a Long Island championship in 2009. He was also named the Suffolk County and New York State Coach of the Year in 2009.
“Coach Madden provides so many of our student-athletes with the guidance, motivation and opportunities to excel within an atmosphere of sportsmanship,” said Debra Ferry, the Half Hollow Hills District Director of Interscholastic Athletics. “He is a shining example of how we strive to help our students develop and realize their potential, and is very deserving of this recognition.”
The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week Award is part of the Giants’ continuing effort to support local youth football programs. The Giants elected to name the award in memory of former Union High School (NJ) coach, Lou Rettino, for his fine commitment to the game of football, his community and the betterment of his athletes’ lives.
Each week during the high school football season, the Giants select one area high school head coach as the Coach of the Week winner. The selection is based on the coach’s continuing commitment towards promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes and his overall community involvement.
Ferry added, “Madden is a very humble coach who has earned this recognition, not only because he was the coach of the Suffolk County Division II Football Champions last year, but because he is a man who teaches his student-athletes to be positive, responsible, and respectful young men.”