Gilman School coach Biff Poggi has been named the Baltimore Ravens’ High School Coach of the Week for the second week of the 2010 NFL season.
Poggi led his Greyhounds, ranked No. 1 in the latest VSN Top 20 poll, to a decisive 35-10 win over the Washington Post’s top-ranked team DeMatha Catholic Saturday evening at Unitas Stadium. The victory also gave Gilman the top spot in the statewide media poll.
Saturday’s victory came a week after Gilman’s disappointing 33-6 loss to 2009 defending national champ Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), which dropped the Greyhounds from the national rankings. Gilman had ascended into the national polls after an impressive 28-7 decision over nationally-ranked Good Counsel, which came in ranked No. 1 in the statewide poll and the D.C. metro area.
Each week during the season, the Ravens honor a high school coach who has made a significant impact on his athletes. Each recipient receives a $2,000 donation to the school’s football program, a certificate signed by Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh and a specially-designed Coach of the Week hat.
Each winner will be present at the Ravens vs. Saints home game on Dec. 19 for the naming of the Ravens’ High School Coach of the Year.