Von Lassiter named Atlanta Falcons HS Coach of the Week

Houston County head football coach Von Lassiter is named Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week presented by Ford. Lassiter’s Bears are the No. 1 ranked team in Class AAAAA and have opened the season with wins over rival Veterans and Groveton. Lassiter has coached at Houston County for three years and the team reached the region playoffs in 2013 before landing an Elite 8 berth last season. In addition to his coaching achievements, Lassiter has shown his dedication to community service and player safety. Each year the football team does work with Habitat for Humanity, the local food pantry and elementary schools during Read Across America Week. Lassiter has also implemented a “safe room” creed for the weight room to teach proper technique and form for lifting weights and how to build a healthy diet.

“I have personally seen a drastic change in our team, school and community because of Coach Lassiter’s work here,” said Booster Club President Michael Thompson. “He and his staff are investing in the lives of young men that will impact the future in a very positive way.”

As this week’s winner, Lassiter receives a $1,000 grant to use towards the football program, a plaque signed by Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn and suite tickets to the Flacons home game on December 27 against the Panthers.

Nominations for Coach of the Week can be submitted online at www.atlantafalcons.com/coachoftheweek. Each Coach of the Week will be selected weekly based on their coaching achievements, dedication to community service and commitment to player health and safety.

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