Chad McCormick, head coach of the Old Mill (Millersville, Md.) varsity football team, has been named Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Presented by Toyota, this is the 16th year of the Ravens' award program.
With a 28-18 defeat of Meade last Saturday, McCormick's Patriots improved to 5-0 on the season, extending their win streak to 19 games, the longest active win streak in the Baltimore metro area. Old Mill was able to secure the win behind the efforts of FB Raykwon Young (95 yards rushing and one touchdown, 20 yards receiving and one touchdown) and an opportunistic defense that recorded three interceptions.
While some teams might become content after the season Old Mill produced in 2011 (14-0 record and state title), the Patriots have shown the hunger to win in 2012. "A lot of that comes from a great tradition we've built here," said McCormick, who earned his first Ravens High School Coach of the Week honor. "It started with the former head coaches I worked under, Mike Marcus and Damian Ferragamo, and we have the tradition and expectation to be successful every year."
This Friday (10/5), Old Mill will host Arundel in a showdown of the two remaining undefeated teams in Anne Arundel County.
Each week during the season, the Ravens will honor a high school coach who has made a significant impact on his student-athletes. Each winner will be present at the Ravens-Broncos home game on Dec. 16 for the naming of the Ravens High School Coach of the Year.
Each weekly recipient receives:
- A $2,000 donation to the school's football program
- An award certificate signed by Ravens head coach John Harbaugh
- A specially-designed Coach of the Week hat