Phil Zacharias, head coach of the Mt. Hebron (Ellicott City, 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.
In his first season as head coach, Zacharias has led the Vikings to a 4-0 start, equaling the team's combined win total from the past two years (2010-11). "We have some older kids on the team who have been in the program for a few years now," Zacharias explained. "We had a really good offseason, and it's all starting to come together. The kids just needed some momentum to get them going."
Mt. Hebron, led by an offense which has scored at least 26 points in each contest this season and a defense that is surrendering just 12.0 points per game, will host Oakland Mills this Saturday (9/29).
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