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
Jesuit High School