The New York Giants football team have selected Jack Martilotta of Greenport/Mattituck/Southold Football as “The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week” for the week of October 7. The Porters have won their first four games, shutting out the Port Jefferson Royals 33-0 this past weekend.
Coach Martilotta will receive a certificate of recognition in honor of his success and commitment, signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin. In addition, the Porters football program will receive a $1,000 check. Coach Martilotta will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Minnesota Vikings on October 21.
The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week Award is part of the Giants’ continuing effort to promote youth football. The award is named in memory of Lou Rettino, a former New Jersey high school coach, and his commitment to the game of football, his community and the betterment of his athletes’ lives.
Each week, the Coach of the Week selection is based on the coach’s continuing efforts toward promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes and overall community involvement. At the conclusion of the 2013 season, the Giants will choose a Coach of the Year to receive $2,000 for their school’s football program. That coach will also be invited to attend a dinner hosted by the Giants.
Coach Martilotta has been the Head Coach for the Greenport/Mattituck/Southold Porters for five years. He served in the US Army, is an Iraq war veteran and remains a member of the US Army National Guard – SFC, 1-69 Infantry HHC, 27 BCT. Coach Martilotta is a graduate of Bates College where he was the captain of the school’s rugby team. He was also a member of the Bates varsity indoor and outdoor track and field team.