Coach of the Week: Harry HubbardBuccaneers - News
, a veteran of nearly three decades of high school coaching, has the Middleton Tigers off to a 2-1 start this season Coach of the Week: Harry Hubbard Middleton High School Head Coach Harry Hubbard accepts his award from Bucs' Head Coach Jon Gruden
For the Tigers, though, that feeling changed on Wednesday when Middleton Head Coach Harry Hubbard
was recognized as the Buccaneers
"High School Coach of the Week."Many of Hubbard's players and assistant coaches accompanied him to the Buccaneers' facility for the presentation ceremony, a tour and a viewing of the morning practice.
has been coaching football for 28 years, including 20 in Hillsborough County.Prior to being named head coach at Middleton, Hubbard spent time at Plant High School, Jefferson High School, Monroe Junior High School and College Hill Junior High.
"First of all, I give honor to God for this award," said Hubbard
has Middleton off to a 2-1 start so far this season after defeating Alonso and Chamberlain.The Tigers also nearly defeated perennial state powerhouse Hillsborough, losing by one point in an overtime thriller.Middleton's schedule does not get any easier, but Hubbard
team focused on the task at hand.Hubbard's players clearly believe in him and are ready to meet the challenge head-on.
After taking pictures with Hubbard
and his players, Buccaneer Head Coach Jon Gruden had some words of advice and encouragement for the group.
"It's a great honor talk with Coach Gruden," said Hubbard
was presented with a framed "Coach of the Week" award signed by NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, General Manager Bruce Allen and Head Coach Jon Gruden, a football autographed by Gruden.