Throughout the Delaware Valley, a number of coaches at the high school level use football as a tool to empower their student-athletes, while instilling in them the qualities of leadership, teamwork, patience and a strong work ethic. Under their guidance, hundreds of high school football players in our communities are developing the essential characteristics that lead to success both on and off the field through the sport.
In an effort to thank these coaches for their dedication and year-round contributions, the Philadelphia Eagles are proud to recognize 10 high school football coaches in the tri-state area as 2015 Coach of the Week honorees. These individuals demonstrate a steadfast commitment to their high school programs, serve as influential role models for their teams and continue to encourage personal and academic growth.
On behalf of the Eagles, each coach will be awarded with a $1,000 donation to help strengthen and support their respective high school’s athletic department.
It is leadership figures like the ones you see here that inspire others to do and achieve great things.
Head Coach, Cherokee High School
2015 record: 8-3
Since 2002, PJ Mehigan has compiled a 101-29 record at Cherokee High School, including a 21-5 playoff record. Under his guidance, the Chiefs have secured four SJ Group IV titles and a SJ Group V championship. Mehigan also acts as the president of the Burlington County Football Club.