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21300 Redskin Park Drive  Ashburn, VA 20147 703-726-7000

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2016

EASY TWEET: Congrats to Coach Darryl Overton of Freedom High School (Woodbridge) for being
named the HS Coach of the Week presented by @InovaHealth!
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation announced today that
Freedom High School (Woodbridge) head football coach, Darryl Overton, has been named the Redskins
High School Coach of the Week presented by Inova Sports Medicine for the week of Oct. 10.
Coach Overton is in his second year as head football coach at Freedom, after serving as Defensive
Coordinator at Colonial Forge High School from 2009-15. In their last matchup, the Eagles improved to
5-1 after defeating C.D. Hylton High School by a score of 33-28.
Director of Student Activities, Steve Bryson, said that Overton motivates his student-athletes by his
“preparation and effort; no excuses, no explanations” philosophy. Overton believes that if his studentathletes prepare and give maximum effort, there will be no need for excuses and explanations. “Through
this philosophy, Coach Overton believes that every student-athlete can reach their individual maximum
potential on and off the field,” said Bryson.
Coach Overton combines his passion for football with his love of giving back to the community. Overton
runs his own youth football organization and training program. He also takes time to visit local
elementary schools and read to various classes throughout the school year. During the holidays, the
Freedom High School coaching staff delivers food to several local families in need.
In his everyday instruction to his student-athletes, Coach Overton emphasizes the importance of safety
while on the field. Overton utilizes Heads Up Football tackling techniques and ensures his players and
coaches are up-to-date when it comes to proper tackling skills and fundamentals.
Ultimately, Bryson credits Overton’s enthusiasm and dedication to the game of football, along with his
ability to relate to his student-athletes, as his greatest assets. Freedom High School’s football team is
currently off to their best season start in school history.

About Redskins High School Coach of the Week presented by Inova Sports Medicine

The High School Coach of the Week program is a league-wide initiative designed to recognize area high
school football coaches who continuously demonstrate hard work and dedication to their football
programs, the health and safety of their players, and who make a difference in their communities.
This season, in partnership with Inova Sports Medicine, the Redskins Charitable Foundation has
convened a panel of local high school football media experts to provide nominations of deserving high
school coaches for consideration and selection. Each coach chosen throughout the high school football
season will receive a $2,000 donation from the Redskins Charitable Foundation to their football program
and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden,
Redskins President Bruce Allen and General Manager Scot McCloughan, as well as other giveaway items
from the Redskins Charitable Foundation and Inova Sports Medicine.
For more information on the Redskins High School Coach of the Week program or the Washington
Redskins Charitable Foundation, visit http://www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on
Twitter at @RedskinsCR or on Instagram @redskinsgiveback.

is ever-present in the community, constantly working to achieve our mission to make a positive and measurable
impact in the lives of children that need it most. Since Redskins owners Dan and Tanya Snyder created the
Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation in 2000, we have given back nearly $20MM to the community and
currently provide support and services to more than 190,000 individuals (mostly children) annually, focusing on
supporting education, children’s health and wellness and preparing them for their future. For more information on
the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s programs and events or to donate, visit
www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on twitter at @RedskinsCR.
ABOUT INOVA: Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system and the Official Health System of the Washington
Redskins, serving more than 2 million people in the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova is a
comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care practices, and
health and wellness initiatives. Inova is a global leader in the science of genomics and personalized health. The
Inova Sports Medicine Program, led by Redskins Head Team Physician Robin West, MD, provides a unique
experience focused on personalized care and comprehensive treatment to athletes and active people of all ages and
abilities. Inova’s innovative approach to sports medicine focuses injury prevention strategist that will minimize
recurrence and maximize athletic performance for the future. Our expert team includes athletic trainers, physical
therapists, sports psychologists and nutritionists who work together to develop a personalized plan based, tailored to
the specific injuries and goals for recovery of each patient.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park in Ashburn,
Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World
Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super
Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name
to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the
most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of
the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with 10 others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with
an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder
since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.


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