Jason Piittmann, of Kewaskum High School, has been named Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week, the organization announced Thursday.
"On behalf of our football program, I'd like to thank the Green Bay Packers for this great honor," Piittmann said. "It is a credit to our coaching staff, a great group of men that I work with, and the young men in our program over the last nine or ten years."
Piittmann's Kewaskum team has stormed out to an impressive 4-0 record to begin the 2008 season, having surrendered a total of just 20 points while recording three shutouts over those first four games. The program is seeking its fourth consecutive Eastern Wisconsin Conference title in 2008, having posted a 39-4 record over the last three-plus seasons under Piittmann's instruction.
"We strive to instill integrity and positive character in our young men, and we like to think that we are successful more in that realm than we are on the field," he said. "We feel that those two forms of success go hand-in-hand, and that's led to us being able to be pretty successful on the field the last few years."
Piittmann, who is also the school's athletic director and physical education teacher, has been the head coach of the program since 2003, when he was promoted from the defensive coordinator position he had held for the previous three seasons.
His assistant coaching staff includes Bobby Bannasch, Dennis Butz, James Korth, Russ Cross, Kyle Darmody, Mike Donath, Ryan Herman, Jason Last, Dave Rockhill and Tim Rohlinger.
A native of Waukon, Iowa, Piittmann was a two-way player during his own prep career, appearing at both wide receiver and defensive back during his days at Waukon High School. He attended college at the University of Iowa, where he graduated in 1994.
He and his wife, Jamie, have a daughter, Anna.
*The Packers will recognize one outstanding high school coach as their 'Coach of the Week' winner during the 2008 high school football season. Winners are awarded several items and privileges, including a $1,000 donation to the school's football program from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL, as well as recognition of the award on packers.com.
Nominations for Coach of the Week should be submitted by 9 a.m. every Monday to Tim Schroeder, community outreach coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail) or by fax at (920) 569-7302. Please include the nominee's name, address, school, phone number, and reason he/she is deserving of the award.*