Buffalo Region Coach of the Week
Frontier head coach Rich Gray has been named Buffalo Region Coach of the Week for week one. Gray led Frontier to a 34-7 win over Williamsville South in the season-opening game. The Falcons took an early lead when they drove 80 yards for a touchdown in the game’s first series, as Dylan Mack capped the drive with a rush from 4-yards out on a toss-play.
QB Austin Lippert guided the offense, as he finished with 144 passing yards and three TD tosses to Cole Barber, Gavin Borello and Mack, who totaled three scores and 127 yards from scrimmage. Defensively, Jack Novak had a monster showing on opening weekend with 12 tackles.
Gray made his return to the sideline after coaching Frontier from 2005-10, but stepped away to take on the athletic director role at the school.
Gray has been involved with various community-based programs, including working with the Bills to collaborate through the RISE High School Leadership program initiative, which was created to educate and empower local high school football teams on topics such as Diversity, Privilege, Civic Engagement, Identity and Leadership.
Gray also ran a youth flag football camp this summer in Frontier’s school district, specifically for kids entering grades 3-8. For the Frontier varsity players, Gray has instituted the USA Football tackling system to dissuade from higher risks of concussions and neck injuries.
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