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November 09, 2011


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos named Widefield High School’s Fred Marjerrison NFL Coach of the Week. Marjerrison led his Gladiators of the Class 4A Foothills League to a 42-24 victory over Cheyenne Mountain last Friday, securing the school’s first league title since 1996. 

“At this time of year, you’re always going to be playing somebody good,” Marjerrison said.  “The win was exciting and crazy.”

Marjerrison, 36, was born in Seoul, South Korea, and graduated from Widefield in 1994 and from Mesa State in 1998 where he received a degree in physical education. He went on to earn a master’s degree in school administration from the University of Phoenix in 2002. He played wide receiver at Mesa State. Marjerrison teaches physical education at WHS in addition to coaching football.

The Denver Broncos will recognize 10 High School Coach of the Week honorees during the regular season. Each weekly winner will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund to be used in the school’s football program. Additionally, during the Broncos’ home game on January 1st, the NFL/Denver Broncos High School Coach of the Year will be named and presented with a $2,000 donation to the school’s football program. This year’s selection committee is led by Neil Devlin of the Denver Post and includes Ring of Fame Member Billy Thompson of the Denver Broncos and Andy Lindahl of KOA. 

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