Lincoln High School’s Coach David Dunn was named the San Diego Chargers’ week 13 recipient of their Coach of the Week award in a ceremony at the school Nov. 30.
Coach Dunn, the Hornets' head football coach, was honored for his outstanding work with student athletes and was awarded $1,500 from the Chargers Community Foundation. The money will be used for Lincoln’s athletic department. Charger Girls Lauren and Rachel were there to make the presentation.
During week 13 of the Hornets’ 2012 season, Coach Dunn led an impressive 20-7 road victory over the previously undefeated Olympian High Eagles. The semi-finals win also advanced the Hornets to a Division 3 title game against Ramona in which Dunn and his team were able to come away with another remarkable 42-14 victory.
The San Diego Chargers and the NFL have teamed up to honor local high school football coaches since 1998. One local high school football coach is chosen each week during the 2012 high school football season and awarded $1,500 for their school’s respective athletic departments. The coach is also highlighted on KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report.
At the end of the season, one outstanding coach is named Coach of the Year and is announced during the Prep Pigskin Report’s annual Silver Pigskin Gala show. The Coach of the Year is also awarded $2,500 for their school’s athletic department.
– Chris Earley, San Diego Chargers