Detroit, MI—The Detroit Lions have named Jerry Angers of Maple City Glen Lake High School the week six recipient of the 2019 Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan High School Football Coach of the Week Program. On October 4, Angers' Lakers defeated Elk Rapids 59-7 to improve to 6-0. Currently, Maple City Glen Lake is ranked #1 in Division 6.
Angers is in his 11th season as head coach at Maple City Glen Lake and has led the Lakers to the MHSAA State Playoffs in eight seasons, including reaching the Division 6 State Championship in 2016. His career record is 68-41 (62.4%). Prior to his current role, Angers was a long-time defensive coordinator at Traverse City West High School. This Friday, in a battle of unbeatens, the Lakers will travel to Kingsley to take on the Stags, who are ranked #3 in Division 5.
High School Football Coach of the Week Program
Each week throughout the 2019 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).
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, the NFL Foundation, presenting partner, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan and associate partner, Gatorade.
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 2019 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 the Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on December 15.
Currently in its' 23rd year, the Detroit Lions High School Coach of the Week program has awarded $433,000 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.