Detroit, MI—The Detroit Lions have named Jeremy Miller of Pewamo-Westphalia High School the week two recipient of the 2018 Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan High School Football Coach of the Week Program. Miller's Pirates defeated the Saranac Redskins 42-14 in a Central Michigan Athletic Conference battle. Pewamo-Westphalia is currently ranked No. 1 in Division 7.
Miller has coached for 13 years and is currently in his 6th season as head coach at Pewamo-Westphalia. He spent 2 seasons at Lake Odessa Lakewood and 5 seasons as an assistant at P-W prior to him taking over the head coaching duties. Miller has led the Pirates to the playoffs each season and has played in the last three Division 7 state championships, winning the last two Division 7 state championships. Miller's career record is 62-7 (89.9%). On Friday, September 7, the Pirates host the Bath Bees (0-2).
High School Football Coach of the Week Program
Each week throughout the 2018 nine-week high school football regular season, one coach that best demonstrates success on and off the field, develops 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 (WOOD Radio-106.9 FM, ESPN 96.1 FM-Fox 17/Grand Rapids), James Cook (Traverse City Record-Eagle) and Scott DeCamp (MLive-Muskegon Chronicle).
Each winning coach during the regular season will receive a $2,000 donation to his school's football program and a Gatorade performance package, compliments of Gatorade. At the conclusion of the 2018 Michigan High School Football season, the Lions will also select the High School Football Coach of the Year. This season's Coach of the Year will receive a $4,000 donation to his school's football program, in addition to the Gatorade performance package. All winners will receive a certificate signed by Lions' head coach Matt Patricia and National Football League (NFL) commissioner Roger Goodell, a personalized game ball as well as acknowledgement at an upcoming Lions home game.
Currently in its' 22nd year, the Detroit Lions High School Coach of the Week program has awarded $411,000 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 Football Education, at 313-262-2248.