Dave Bohane named Patriots HS Coach of the Week

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Patriots legend Andre Tippett presents the Coach of the Week award to Dave Bohane, who is flanked by his captains: Woanyen Mahn, Mike McMahon, Mack Brown, Joe Bires and Jake Ragusa.

Patriots legend Andre Tippett presents the Coach of the Week award to Dave Bohane, who is flanked by his captains: Woanyen Mahn, Mike McMahon, Mack Brown, Joe Bires and Jake Ragusa.

Canton High School football coach Dave Bohane was honored last week as the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week in recognition of his team’s 40-14 road victory over Oliver Ames on October 16. Five different Bulldogs scored touchdowns in the game as Canton earned its fifth win of the season and third against a Davenport Division opponent. To recognize this achievement, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will donate $1,000 to Canton High School’s football program in Bohane’s name.

Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, the team’s executive director of community affairs, visited Coach Bohane and his team on Tuesday, October 20, at Canton High School. The visit and check presentation was featured on the team’s weekly television show, “Patriots All Access,” on Friday, October 23, on WBZ-TV in Boston and is also available on Patriots.com (starts at the 21:00 mark).

This is the 20th 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.

“Congratulations to Canton High School, Coach Bohane and his players,” Tippett said. “This year’s Canton team has shown real resiliency and determination with three huge overtime victories en route to an impressive [5-2] record. To quote Coach Bohane, ‘The Bulldogs are special, they are tough, and they never give up.’ Coach Bohane has been nominated for this honor every week, and I’m very happy to finally present it to him.”

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.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the nonprofit through which the Patriots support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants, in-kind donations, and player appearances. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs throughout New England by supporting their educational, family, and health initiatives.

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