Mike St. Clair, head instructor of the West Chester Rustin Senior high school football group, has actually been picked as the Philly Eagles’ candidate for the 2022 Don Shula NFL Senior High School Train of the Year Honor. Standing for the very best at the senior high school degree, St. Clair was chosen for the nationwide honor, called after the winningest instructor in NFL background for his personality and also stability, dedication to offering the area, dedication to gamer health and wellness, and also on-field success.
Train St. Clair started his profession as head instructor in 2006 when West Chester Rustin Senior high school initially opened up. In 17 periods, St. Clair has actually assembled a document of 143-52 (.733 winning percent) and also trained his group to play in 4 Area 1 titles, catching his initial Area 1 title in 2008. Acknowledged as this year’s Eagles Train of the Year provided by Hyundai, St. Clair was likewise picked as the 2008 Area 1 Train of the Year, the 2008 Philly Inquirer Train of the Year, and also the Chester Region Daily Resident Train of the Year in 2008 and also 2021. Along with acting as head football instructor, St. Clair was Rustin’s head ladies’ lacrosse instructor from 2014-21 and also is entering his 17th year as Rustin’s 9th quality children’ basketball instructor.
” Over the previous 17 years, Train St. Clair’s devotion to senior high school football has actually considerably influenced the lives of his gamers, their family members, and also the Chester Region area,” stated Daniel Levy, Supervisor of Young People Football & & Neighborhood Relations, Philly Eagles. “His capacity to obtain the greatest out of his gamers, both on and also off the area, has actually played a crucial duty in their scholastic and also sports success in university and also past. He is a real rep of our area, and also his management abilities exhibit whatever that this honor means. In behalf of the Eagles, I intend to praise Train St. Clair on being chosen for this recognized honor.”
Along with running an effective football program, Train St. Clair is an important participant of the area around him, with his groups being vital factors to the Delaware Valley Kid’s Charity Xmas drive. Train St. Clair and also his household likewise arranged a Mom’s Day stroll and also morning meal for Unite for Her, a bust cancer cells support system, and also is presently entering his 25th year as a volunteer instructor for the Chester Nation all-star football video game, sustaining Chester Region Unique Olympics.
Train St. Clair continues to be dedicated to pressing his trainees to be successful past simply senior high school football. Along with mentoring, St. Clair has actually acted as a social researches educator in the West Chester Location College Area for thirty years. As an educator, he contributed in producing an optional, Introductory to the Securities Market, which has actually given trainees with the possibilities to seek jobs in financial and also money, along with experience vital visitor audio speakers from regional companies. Throughout his mentoring and also training time in the West Chester Location College Area, St. Clair’s gamers have actually made places on countless Division-I university groups, consisting of Fight it out, Virginia, Villanova, Delaware, Lehigh, Maine, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, amongst numerous others. Numerous gamers have actually likewise remained in NFL camps, such as Anthony Nash (Fight It Out) Denver Broncos, Lee Kurfis (Lehigh) Dallas Cowboys, and also Rondell White (West Chester College) Philly Eagles. St. Clair likewise showed and also trained QB Matt Schaub (College of Virginia) of the Houston Texans.
” I’m simply truly honored that we had the ability to pertain to a brand-new college, develop a winning custom, and also simply have terrific youngsters come via the system that have actually done exceptional points, in university and after that right into specialist jobs,” stated St. Clair.
5 finalists will certainly be selected from the NFC and also AFC, with a champion appearing of each seminar. Each victor will certainly obtain $15,000 for their senior high school football program and also a $10,000 individual honor. The continuing to be 30 finalists will certainly obtain a $1,000 individual honor.
In Addition, the Eagles will certainly supply West Chester Rustin Senior High School with $5,500 in acknowledgment of Train St. Clair’s election.
The Don Shula NFL Senior High School Train of the Year Honor victors will certainly obtain an all-expenses paid journey to The Pro Dish Gamings, an on-field acknowledgment, and also 2 tickets to the Super Dish LVII. The victor will certainly be revealed throughout the 2023 Pro Dish, broadcasting across the country on Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 PM ET on ESPN and also simulcast on ABC.