Football: Cunningham named New York Jets Coach of the Week

Wilton High head football coach Bruce Cunningham has been named this week's recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week award presented by Chase.

The honor comes on the heels of Wilton's 18-0 win over Stamford last Saturday at home, which improved the Warriors' record to 4-2.

In its 21st year, the Coach of the Week award is given to a coach in the tri-state area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound football fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to their community, their school and their student-athletes.

Through Chase’s partnership, the monetary award to benefit the school’s football program has doubled to $2,000. Coach Cunningham will be presented with a certificate and award ball. In addition, he is invited to watch the New York Jets play the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 1 in Chase’s suite at MetLife Stadium.

Cunningham is in his seventh season as Wilton's head coach, and 19th season with the Wilton program. A graduate of Greenwich High School, he started on the offensive line and helped the Cardinals win the state championship in his junior year.

After graduating high school in 1983, he enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University. Cunningham is in his 31st season of coaching. In addition to his coaching duties, Cunningham serves as a health and physical education teacher for Wilton High School.