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Denny Dock of Stevensville-Lakeshore High School named Detroit Lions Coach of the Week for week 5

Posted Sep 26, 2012

Detroit, MI—The Detroit Lions have named Denny Dock of Stevensville-Lakeshore High School the week five recipient of the 2012 High School Coach of the Week Program presented by the Michigan National Guard.
 
Dock led his Lancers to a 37-21 victory over Niles on September 21 to run their record to 5-0.  Now in his 32nd season as a head coach and 25th year at Stevensville-Lakeshore High School, Dock has a career record of 248-73.  He is currently the 18th winningest football coach in state history.  Dock has led Lakeshore to all 16 of the school’s playoff appearances, including the last 14 seasons.  Coach Dock has also led the Lakeshore softball program to six state championships.  This Friday, Stevensville-Lakeshore will look to improve to 6-0 as they take on Kalamazoo Central at home at 7 p.m.
 
In terms of promoting player health and safety within the school, Lakeshore High School has partnered with Lakeland Rehabilitation Services Athletic Training to administer ImPACT testing to all student-athletes of contact sports.  ImPACT testing consists of computerized neurocognitive assessment tools and services that are used by medical doctors, psychologists, athletic trainers, and other licensed healthcare professionals to assist them in determining an athlete's ability to return to play after suffering a concussion.  The school is also a proponent of the Gatorade Hydration System. 

Coach of the Week Program
Each week throughout the 2012 nine-week high school football regular season, one coach that best develops his players’ character, discipline, and football skill in addition to emphasizing player health and safety in their program, will be recognized for his commitment to the team, school, and community.  The winner is selected by a panel of high school football media members—Mick McCabe (Detroit Free Press), Hugh Bernreuter (Saginaw News), Bret Bakita (107.3 FM-WBBL, Grand Rapids), and Scott DeCamp (Mlive.com/Kalamazoo).
 
This season’s program will award $22,000 to aid in the development and promotion of high school football in the state of Michigan thanks to contributions from the Detroit Lions and the National Football League and presenting sponsor, Michigan Army National Guard.
 
Each winning coach throughout the regular season will receive a $2,000 donation to his school’s football program.  All weekly winners will be honored at an awards ceremony during the Lions-Bears game at Ford Field on December 30.  During the ceremony, the Lions will also introduce the High School Coach of the Year.  This season’s Coach of the Year will receive a $4,000 donation to his team’s football program.
 
In addition to the monetary award, all winners receive a certificate signed by Lions’ head coach Jim Schwartz and National Football League (NFL) commissioner Roger Goodell.  Winning coaches also receive a personalized game ball and a Detroit Lions “Coach of the Week” hat.
 
Currently in its’ 16th year, the Detroit Lions High School Coach of the Week program has awarded $290,000 to high school football programs throughout the state of Michigan.  For more information on the Detroit Lions High School Coach of the Week program, contact Chris Fritzsching, Lions’ Director of Youth Football, at 313-262-2248.

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