Verlon Dorminey, head football coach at Trinity Christian Academy, has been named the Jaguars' High School Coach of the Year for 2001. Dorminey was selected following the Conquerors' 10-3 record during the 2001 season. The Conquerors advanced to the Class A state semifinal game before ending their season with a 21-7 loss at four-time defending state champion North Florida Christian.
During the 2001 high school football regular season - beginning September 5 and concluding November 7 - the Jaguars, WJXT-TV and the Florida Times-Union recognized 10 area coaches for their hard work and dedication to young people. The coach's impact on his team, school and the community were also factors in the selection process. All schools were eligible regardless of size, league or division.
Each weekly winner received a $500 check from NFL Charities for their school's football program, a framed certificate signed by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin, Jaguars Coach of the Week T-shirts for all of the team's players and coaches and a specially designed Jaguars Coach of the Week hat. In addition, Coach of the Week winners were recognized on the the Jaguars web site - www.jaguars.com and on the NFL's high school football web site - www.nflhs.com
The Coach of the Year winner was selected from the pool of weekly winners and will receive an additional $1,000 award during the Jaguars' final home game December 30 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
For more information about the Coach of the Week program, please contact the Jaguars' Youth Football Department at (904) 633-6521.