Big Reds coach Shane Fairfield earns Detroit Lions Coach of the Week honors

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DETROIT — The Detroit Lions have named Shane Fairfield of Muskegon High School the week three recipient of the 2012 High School Coach of the Week Program presented by the Michigan Army National Guard.

Fairfield led his Big Reds to a 21-9 victory over Rockford on September 7 to run their record to 3-0.  Now in his 3rd season as a head coach at Muskegon High School, Fairfield has a record of 19-7 and has led Muskegon to the state playoffs in each of his first two seasons.  Fairfield was head coach for five seasons at Holton High School (26-23 record), where he took over a program that had won only one game in two seasons prior to his arrival and led them to the state playoffs in his last two seasons.  He was also an assistant coach at Muskegon Catholic Central and Muskegon High School for a combined 14 seasons.  This Friday, Muskegon (No. 2 ranking/Division 2) will look to improve to 4-0 as they take on Lowell (No. 1 ranking/Division 2) at home at 7 p.m. in a battle of two Michigan high school football powers.

In terms promoting player health and safety within the school, the Muskegon High School Athletic Department provides ImPACT testing (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) to all its’ student-athletes.  The purpose of ImPACT testing is to provide useful information to assist qualified practitioners in making sound return to play decisions following concussions.

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