Packers announce Milwaukee football coach as High School Coach of the Week
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Packers have announced that Greg Roman of Ronald Reagan High School in Milwaukee has been named the Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week.
Roman led the Huskies to a 52-12 victory over the Milwaukee-South Cardinals, on Friday, October 5. The victory wraps up a perfect 6-0 Milwaukee City-Blackbourn Division record for the team, and improves their overall record to 6-2. This season marks the Huskies’ first Blackbourn Division title. Roman and the Huskies now look for redemption as they turn their attention to Milwaukee-Riverside in the Milwaukee City Championship Game on Friday, October 12. The two teams met in Week 5 of the regular season, with Riverside coming out on top 42-6.
While their first division title is a big accomplishment, Roman and his team have higher aspirations for this season.
“[We have] a huge opportunity to play in the City Championship on Friday,” Roman said. “You want to expect it every year as a program because I think we’ve gotten to that point where…we’re playing for a City Championship and we fully expect next year to be in that position, and then the next year to be in that position. We’ve achieved that this year. We’ve proven that this program can reach those heights. Nevertheless, you never know what’s going to happen in this sport. So we want them to grasp that opportunity, have full focus for this week and just think about how special this could be if we can win on Friday.”
Roman has been the head coach of Milwaukee-Reagan since the program’s inception in 2015. Prior to the creation of the Huskies’ individual football program, Roman was the head coach of the Milwaukee-Pulaski High School co-op football program which consisted of Milwaukee-Pulaski, Milwaukee-Reagan, and the Milwaukee High School of the Arts since 2010. Roman began his coaching career in 2005 as an assistant freshman coach for Milwaukee-Pulaski, becoming offensive coordinator for the varsity team in 2007, and then taking over as head coach.
Roman sees the Coach of the Week Award as a group effort.
“It’s a validation of the kids believing in the message and what the coaching staff has been saying,” Roman said. “I have a great staff, they make me look better. They’re really competent guys, they’re great football minds, they’re hard workers and we’re all on the same page. These are great kids. There’s no way you can win awards as a coach, unless your kids are doing what you’re asking of them. I see it as a full program award.”