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Tim Wooer named Lions Coach of the Week

Each week throughout the 2017 nine-week high school football regular season, one coach that best develops his players’ character, discipline, and football skill in addition to emphasizing player health and safety in their program, will be recognized for his commitment to the team, school, and community.

Detroit, MI—The Detroit Lions have named Tim Wooer of Traverse City West High School the week three recipient of the 2017 Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan High School Football Coach of the Week Program. Wooer’s Traverse City West Titans defeated cross-town rival Traverse City Central 29-27 in the 6th annual TC Patriot game, a game that honors and pays tribute to those active military, military veterans and 1st responders that serve our country and communities.

Wooer is in his 26th season coaching; 23rd as a head coach. He was the head coach of Farwell for four seasons (1995-98), Kingsley for nine seasons (1999-07) and is currently in his 10th season as West’s head coach. During his career, Wooer has led his teams to 17 state playoff appearances (6 with TC West), having won the state championship with Kingsley in 2005. His career record is 139-84 (62.3%). On Friday, September 15, the Titans host the 2-1 Petoskey Northmen in a Big North Conference battle.

Each winning coach during the regular season will receive a $2,000 donation to his school’s football program and a sideline kit, courtesy of Gatorade. At the conclusion of the 2017 Michigan High School Football season, the Lions will also select the High School Football Coach of the Year. This season’s Coach of the Year will receive a $4,000 donation to his school’s football program, in addition to the Gatorade sideline kit. All winners receive a certificate signed by Lions’ head coach Jim Caldwell and National Football League (NFL) commissioner Roger Goodell, a personalized game ball as well as acknowledgement at an upcoming Lions home game.

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