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Port Washington's Jamel Ramsay named Jets high school coach of the week
Port Washington football coach Jamel Ramsay earned the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award on Tuesday after the Vikings improved to 6-0 with a 21-7 win over Nassau Conference V rival Roslyn last Saturday.
The award, in its 18th year, is presented each week to a coach in the tri-state area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve, and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to its community, school and its student-athletes.
The Jets also awarded $1,000 to the Port Washington football program.
"It's a great honor for the kids and the program and gives us some more recognition," said Ramsay, who is in his third season at Port Washington. "We're having a lot of success in this conference and now the town of Port Washington is recognized by the New York Jets, so it's awesome for me as a coach and a great thing for the kids to be involved in."
On Saturday, Port Washington’s Manuel Salvatierra intercepted a pass and returned it 26 yards for the go-ahead touchdown that broke a 7-7 tie in the fourth quarter. The Vikings forced three turnovers in the fourth to hand Roslyn (5-1) its first loss of the season.
"It was a close game all the way to the fourth quarter," Ramsay said. "It was really just about our defense picking up our offense that was struggling."
Ramsay is the second coach from Long Island to win the award this season. Patchogue-Medford coach Gary Marangi earned the honor after Week 3.