(East Los Angeles, CA)[From The Editor’s Desk]: Here is an announcement for all Los Angeles Charger fans. Head Coach, Scott Altenberg, of Junipero Serra High School (Gardena), has recently received the team’s nomination for the much-acclaimed “Don Shula High School Coach of the Year” honors. Altenberg has been the Serra HS “Cavaliers” Head Coach since 2,000. He is very well-known in all levels of local and regional high school coaching circles, having earned numerous awards in his remarkable career. Two very prominent accomplishments are his 2021 CIF Division 1-A State Championship and his 2012 CIF Division 2, State Championship. Here is the full Team announcement for your reading.
Chargers Announce Don Shula High School Coach of the Year Award Nominee
The Los Angeles Chargers are proudly nominating Coach Scott Altenberg from Junipero Serra High School for the prestigious Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions both as a football coach and as a mentor shaping the lives of young athletes.
Coach Altenberg was a 2023 Chargers Coach of the Week winner and was nominated by C.I.F. for the Los Angeles County Coach of the Year Award. Coach Altenberg’s coaching of over 25 years at Serra HS is marked by exceptional achievements, with an impressive record of 219 wins and a coaching philosophy that extends beyond the gridiron. A distinctive aspect of Coach Altenberg’s legacy is his support for the growth of girls’ flag football. A passionate proponent of inclusivity, he played a pivotal role in initiating the girls’ flag football program at Junipero Serra High School. His vision and dedication to expanding the sport’s reach underline his commitment to providing opportunities for all. Coach Altenberg’s nomination for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award celebrates a coaching career marked by excellence, integrity, and a profound impact on the holistic development of student-athletes. His commitment to education, community service, and inclusivity through the girls’ flag football program makes him a deserving candidate for this prestigious recognition.
The NFL will select two winners, one from each conference (AFC/NFC). These winners will be honored at the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl LVIII. Nike supports this program by providing the two Don Shula Award winners with $10,000 each, and their high school football programs each with $15,000. Additionally, the other 30 finalists will receive $1,000.