For guiding Longwood to a thrilling 14-13 victory over Newsday's No. 1-ranked team, Connetquot, last Saturday, Lions coach Jeff Cipp was named the Jets' tri-state high school coach of the week for Week 5.
"It's a great honor and a testament to my staff and my players," Cipp said, before adding with a laugh, "Even though we got the win, it was our worst film session of the year. We give out grades after every game and that was the worst. We had a bunch of turnovers but we did enough to win."
Longwood is 5-0 and is in first place in Suffolk I.
This is the second week in a row that a Long Island coach was honored by the local professional teams. Sayville's Rob Hoss earned the Giants' tri-state coach of the week award in Week 4 after the Golden Flashes defeated Miller Place, 56-20. Sayville is 5-0 and on top in Suffolk III.