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Saints, Payton Salute Jesuit Coach

Ceremony Part of Coach of the Week program

The New Orleans Saints hosted their Annual High School Coach of the Year banquet on Wednesday, March 16 at Impostato's Restaurant in Metairie.

At the dinner, Head Coach Sean Payton saluted and congratulated Jesuit High School head coach Wayde Keiser, who finished 10-3 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A quarterfinals, after being picked to finish fifth in the five-team Catholic League. In addition to the award, Coach Kaiser received a $2,000 dollar donation to benefit the Blue Jay football program.

The other nine Coach of the Week winners, each from high schools in the New Orleans area, where also personally congratulated by Coach Payton for their success in 2010 and their dedication to the sport and the young men they tutor both on and off the field.

The Coach of the Week Program aids in the development of youth football.  It gives high school coaches the recognition they deserve, and provides high schools financial assistance in maintaining and upgrading their football programs.

Each week during the 2010 high school football season, the Saints selected one high school football coach as the Coach of the Week winner.  Each recipient receives several items and privileges, including the award itself and a $1,000 donation to the school's football program from NFL Charities.  After the high school playoffs, the Saints select a coach as the Coach of the Year winner.  The coach will receives a $2,000 donation to his football program from NFL Charities.

Below were the winners for the entire season

*2010 COACH OF THE WEEK RECIPIENTS *

Week 1                                  Marcus Scott                                   West Jefferson            

Week 2                                  Jason Tucker                                    Chalmette

Week 3                                  Gerald Leonard                             Salmen                           

Week 4                                  Larry Dauterive                              East St. John                  

Week 5                                  Don Torres                                 Assumption     

Week 6                                  Laury Dupont                                  Vandebilt Catholic 

Week 7                                  Lou Valdin                                        Hahnville           

Week 8                                  Wayde Keiser                                  Jesuit 

Week 9                                  Kevin Roussell                                 McMain                         

Week 10                               Benny Saia                                       Dutchtown                   

NFL HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR

Wayde Keiser

Jesuit High School

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