Boston English's Brian Vaughan, who is in his second season, has been named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week following his teamís 14-12 win over Thanksgiving rival Boston Latin last Thursday.
The win, which was sealed on a last-second touchdown pass of 7 yards, marked the first time English has beaten Latin since 1997.
The accolade comes with a $1,000 donation to the schoolís football program in Vaughanís name from the Patriots Charitable Foundation.
Vaughan and his team were presented a check Tuesday by Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett on behalf of the program, which is in its 18th year.
The Patriots High School Coach of the Year will be named at the end of next week. Itís a distinction that includes a $2,000 contribution to the winning program.
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