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St. Thomas Aquinas Head Coach Roger Harriott Shares His Coaching Philosophy

Since returning to his alma mater in 2015, St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Roger Harriott has improved upon the program's tradition of excellence.

Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, St. Thomas Aquinas is on track for a fourth straight Class 7A state championship. If the Raiders can win another title this year, it will be the sixth for Coach Harriott.

St. Thomas Aquinas is currently ranked No. 6 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, powered by NFL Play Football.

After earning the Miami Dolphins High School Coach of the Week Award for Week 7, Harriott discussed his role as a coach with High School Football America. 

"I have high expectations of myself," Harriott said. "Those expectations go beyond the field. I pride myself on being an educator, a mentor and a role model. When I’m out on the field, I encourage our coaches to inspire our kids."

Below are the rest of the Week 7 & 8 winners:





Baltimore Ravens

Darrell Alt

Green Street Academy

Buffalo Bills - Rochester Region

Terrell Cunningham

Monroe HS

Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Region

Nick Todaro

Maryvale HS

Cleveland Browns

Alex Nicholson

Shaker Heights

Denver Broncos

Manny Wasinger

Monte Vista HS

Houston Texans

James Clancy

Klein Cain HS

Indianapolis Colts

Jacob Meiners

East Central HS

Jacksonville Jaguars

Christopher Foy

Andrew Jackson HS

Kansas City Chiefs - Kansas

Greg Duggins

Bishop Ward HS

Kansas City Chiefs - Missouri

Bryan Dleong

Center HS

Las Vegas Raiders

Darwin Peterson

Democracy Prep Academy

Los Angeles Chargers - LA County

Jahmal Wright

Culver City HS

Los Angeles Chargers - Orange County

Ricardo Cepeda

Garden Grove HS

Los Angeles Chargers - San Diego County

Tristen McCoy

Rancho Bernardo HS

Miami Dolphins

Roger Harriott

St. Thomas Aquinas

New England Patriots

John DiBiaso

Catholic Memorial HS

New York Jets

Todd Romano

James Caldwell HS

Pittsburgh Steelers

Brian Cooper

Laurel HS

Tennessee Titans

Daniel Johnson

Fayetteville HS






Arizona Cardinals

Richard Taylor

Centennial HS

Atlanta Falcons

Emily Hoza

Roswell HS

Chicago Bears

Phillip Rossberg

Argo HS

Dallas Cowboys

Phil Young

Fort Worth Arlington Heights HS

Detroit Lions

Brian Lemons

Brighton HS

Green Bay Packers

Matt Rizzo

St. Joseph Catholic Academy

Los Angeles Rams

Joe Torres

King Drew Magnet HS

Minnesota Vikings

Cory Waling

Kittson County Central HS

New Orleans Saints

Guy Mistretta

Dutchtown HS

New York Giants

Kevin Hennelly

West Morris Central HS

Philadelphia Eagles

Jordan Alexander

Martin Luther King HS

San Francisco 49ers

Matt Kaufman

Irvington HS

Seattle Seahawks - 3A/4A

Jack Hathaway

Camas HS

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

Josh Fluke

PeEll-Willapa Valley HS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Max Smith

Pinellas Park HS

Washington Commanders

Zach Barnisky

Freedom HS


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