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New England Patriots Coach of the Week Brian Pinabell One Win Away from State Championship

After an 0-3 start, Bishop Feehan is one win away from playing for a Massachusetts Division 2 state championship at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.

With the Shamrocks on a six-game win streak, Ryan Pinabell is being honored by the Patriots as their High School Coach of the Week. This weekend Feehan will play King Philip Regional for the right to advance to the December 3 championship game.

Feehan entered the postseason as the No. 14 seed. Over the past two weekends, Pinabell has led his team to wins over unbeaten Peabody (8-0) and Reading (9-0).

The fourth year head coach entered 2022 with 26 seniors, including five all five offensive linemen. In the win over Peabody, the offensive line opened a lot of holes for Nick Yanchuk, who gained 362-yards with six touchdowns in a 48-6 victory.

“He’s (Yanchuk) a special player,”  Pinabell told the Sun Chronicle after the game. “Props to the offensive line. I’ve got five seniors up front, they’ve played together for three years. We played a good defense. I don’t know if people recognize that, but we physically dominated them up front.”

Earlier this week, Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now the team’s Executive Director of Community Affairs, met with the Shamrock football team and cheerleading squad to present the football program with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Patriots Foundation in honor of Coach Pinabell.

Below are the other Week 11 Coaches of the Week:      





Cleveland Browns

Tom Lombardo

St. Edward HS

Jacksonville Jaguars

Brian Braddock

St. Augustine HS

Kansas City Chiefs - Kansas

Lorne Clark

Olathe Northwest HS

Kansas City Chiefs - Missouri

Sam Knopnik

Pembroke Hill HS

New England Patriots

Bryan Pinabell

Bishop Feehan HS

Pittsburgh Steelers

Roger Beitel

Ligonier Valley HS






Arizona Cardinals

Sam Jacobs

Sunnslope HS

Green Bay Packers

Jim Bylsma

Cambria-Friesland HS

Minnesota Vikings

Charlie Warring

Sauk Centre HS

New Orleans Saints

Jimmy Zachery

Opelousas HS

Philadelphia Eagles

Mike Milano

Downingtown West HS

Seattle Seahawks - 3A/4A

Scott Bond

Chiawana HS

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

Mark Gunderson

Enumclaw HS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jeris McIntyre

Tampa Catholic HS

Washington Commanders

Larry Choates

John R. Lewis HS



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