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Al Romano of Tecumseh High School named Detroit Lions High School coach of the week

Posted Sep 11, 2013

Romano led his Indians to a 56-7 victory over Redford Thurston on September 6 to claim their second victory of the season

Detroit, MI—The Detroit Lions have named Al Romano of Tecumseh High School the week two recipient of the 2013 High School Football Coach of the Week Program.
 
Romano led his Indians to a 56-7 victory over Redford Thurston on September 6 to claim their second victory of the season.  Now in his 3rd season at Tecumseh, Romano took over a football program that had four consecutive losing seasons as well as eight of nine losing seasons prior to arriving at Tecumseh.  Romano led Tecumseh to the Michigan High School Football Regional Finals in 2012.  Romano is in his 39th year of coaching including head coach at Erie-Mason from 1982-87 and Adrian from 1988-96.   Romano led his 1987 Erie-Mason squad to a Class C State Championship.  This Thursday, Tecumseh, ranked #6 in Division 3, will look to go 3-0 as they travel to Ann Arbor to take on Southeastern Conference-Red foe Pioneer High School.
 
In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Romano is proactive in terms of promoting player health and safety within his school.  Romano and his entire staff have completed the required concussion education training in addition to administering the SCAT concussion test to student-athletes.  Emphasis on student-athletes being properly hydrated before, during and after practice as well as student-athletes having  the ability to take ice baths at the conclusion of practice to bring their core temperature down are just some of the health and safety areas Romano focuses on.  Romano also structures practice in the hopes of preventing/lessening injuries during practice by conducting fewer “live” drills in addition to players not wearing full practice gear once their pre-season scrimmage is complete.

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