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Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week Ryan Scherz Discusses Community Engagement

River Falls High School (WI) head coach Ryan Scherz knows the importance of giving back to the community. 

Scherz, whose team advanced to the Wisconsin Division 2 quartefinals, was honored by the Green Bay Packers as their High School Coach of the Week.

Off the field, Scherz's players are helping to grow football at the grassroots level by volunteering at River Falls youth football games as officials. The team also runs spring football camp every year.

"We want to build a connection between the varsity and the younger groups," Scherz told "We've done a really good job of finding ways to get those kids in front of our players. Our youth football association works with us really well to make that something that's really fun for kids and makes them want to be Wildcats. Our kids are just really good at connecting to the community.

"We had a seventh grader that had a hip surgery and all of a sudden, I found out that a bunch of our kids were reaching out to him and wishing him good luck. We invited him on the field before a game. And we just look for different ways where we can make it bigger than just wins and losses."

Scherz was awarded a $2,000 donation to the school's football program from the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Wild Wings and the NFL Foundation. He gives all the credit to the River Falls community and his coaching staff. 

"Since I've come here, the community has been incredibly supportive of the football program. I view it as a community award and a coaching staff award. Our coaching staff, I'd put it up against anybody. It's one of the best in the state and it's certainly not just about me. We have outstanding individuals who really care about kids and also really know football. I certainly wouldn't be in a position to win an award without those guys."

Below are the Week 10 Coach of the Week winners from around the nation.





Baltimore Ravens

John Walter

Hereford HS

Buffalo Bills - Rochester Region

Scott Nugent

Brockport HS

Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Region

Jim Duprey

Pioneer HS

Cleveland Browns

Tom Lombardo

St. Edward HS

Denver Broncos

Kyle Forster

Centauri HS

Houston Texans

Lawson Hartwick

Brazos HS

Indianapolis Colts

Brian Parker

Hanover Central HS

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tim Krause

Bishop Kenny HS

Kansas City Chiefs - Kansas

Ron Litchfield

Olathe South HS

Kansas City Chiefs - Missouri

Cody Carlson

Clinton HS

Las Vegas Raiders

Jeff Cahill

Basic HS

Los Angeles Chargers - LA County

Gary Parks

Angelou HS

Los Angeles Chargers - Orange County

Phil Hughes

Canyon HS

Los Angeles Chargers - San Diego County

Tyler Arciaga

Bonita Vista HS

Miami Dolphins

Emmanuel Hendrix

Pahokee HS

New England Patriots

Dale Olson

Milford HS

New York Jets

Joe Cutrona

Wood-Ridge HS

Pittsburgh Steelers

George Messich

Mapletown HS

Tennessee Titans

Matt Dyer

Smith County HS





Arizona Cardinals

Chris McDonald

Basha HS

Atlanta Falcons

Matthew Hazel

Therrell HS

Chicago Bears

Fabray Collins

Englewood STEM HS

Dallas Cowboys

Casey Walraven

Alvarado HS

Detroit Lions

Ed Schindler

Frankfort HS

Green Bay Packers

Ryan Scherz

River Falls HS

Los Angeles Rams

Brandon Manumaleuna

Leuzinger HS

Minnesota Vikings

Scott Hentges

Sartell-St. Stephen HS

New Orleans Saints

Graham Jarrott

De La Salle

New York Giants

Chuck Johnson

Ridgewood HS

Philadelphia Eagles

Mike Milano

Downingtown West HS

San Francisco 49ers

Paul Perenon

Mt. Eden

Seattle Seahawks - 3A/4A

Elijah Ruhl

Kentridge HS

Seattle Seahawks - 2B/B/A/2A

Deontae Cooper

Highline HS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

David Sevier

King HS

Washington Commanders

Mark Shuman

Fork Union Military Academy


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