A Hanover native has been named Ravens High School Coach of the Week for the third week of the 2008 NFL season.
Tony Shermeyer, who has coached Century (Md.) High School's football team to its first-ever three-game season-opening win streak, including last weekend's 53-13 rout of Frederick.
Shermeyer, a former linebacker at Kutztown University, served five seasons as Century's defensive coordinator before becoming head coach in 2005 at the Sykesville, Md., school.
Following a 1-9 season, Century posted a 5-5 mark the next season, but is still seeking its first winning season in school history following a 17-43 mark after the 2007 season.
"There's been a change in atmosphere over the last three years," Shermeyer told the Ravens. "A couple of years ago, I could see that these kids had some special skills. They are special athletes, special players."
By receiving the Ravens' award, the school's football program receives a $2,000 donation.
Shermeyer will receive a hat and a certificate signed by Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Gene Washington, the NFL's director of football development.
Shermeyer also will be invited to attend the Ravens' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 14, when the Ravens' High School Coach of the Year is announced.