Maplewood's Arcentae Broome Named High School Coach of the Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans announced today that Arcentae Broome, head football coach of Maplewood High School in Nashville, Tenn. has been named Titans High School Football Coach of the Week. Rallying with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to overcome a 13-point deficit, Maplewood defeated previously unbeaten and class 3A second-ranked Christ Presbyterian Academy, 21-20. Additionally, the Panthers scored the most points against the CPA Lions this season.

"Coach Broome is fun to be around, always has a smile on his face and great attitude," said Executive Principal, Ron Woodard. "Coach (Broome) loves the kids and we are excited for him."

Through the Titans Foundation, team Owner K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. will make a $1,000 contribution to the Maplewood High School football program in Coach Broome's honor.

"High school football enjoys a great tradition in Tennessee," said Adams.  "That tradition is based not only on the outstanding quality of play but on the devotion of their coaches who continue to develop high school football players into young men of strong character.  I'm very pleased to underwrite this program that recognizes the efforts of so many talented high school coaches across the state!"

Coach Broome will be the team's guest at the Titans vs. New Orleans Saints contest on December 11th when the Titans honor all 2011 Coach of the Week winners.  On that date, the Titans will also announce the winner of the 2011 Coach of the Year, who will earn a $2,000 grant for his football program.

Also receiving strong consideration in this week's poll, with outstanding performances, were Wiley Bracket of Oliver Springs High, avenging last season's district championship loss by defeating Oneida High 34-28 and Eric Swenson of Huntingdon High, upsetting top-ranked Milan High, 24-13. 

Now in its 12th season, Mr. Adams has awarded more than $144,000 from the Titans Foundation to football programs across the state in honor of the Coach of the Week winners. 

The criterion for selection includes the coach's impact on his team, school and community.  A statewide media panel votes each week to determine the weekly winner.  All high school football coaches in Tennessee, regardless of their school's size, league, or division, are eligible to be selected each week.  The program is designed to recognize high school coaches who transform, through their hard work and dedication, student-athletes into the best possible football players and citizens in their community. 

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