For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
BRENT CUMMINGS OF ROCKFORD HIGH SCHOOL NAMED THE DETROIT LIONS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH OF THE WEEK-WEEK #4
Detroit, MI—The Detroit Lions have named Brent Cummings of Rockford High School the week four recipient of the 2023 High School Football Coach of the Week Program. Cummings’ Rams defeated previously undefeated Ottawa-Kent Conference Red Division rival Caledonia 42-16 to move to 4-0 on the season. Rockford is currently ranked No. 2 in Division 1. On Friday, September 22, the Rams host the 1-3 Holland West Ottawa Panthers in the 58th matchup all-time between these two programs.
Cummings is in his 4th season as head coach at Rockford, compiling a 33-3 record (91.7%) after serving 12 years as an assistant coach under long-time Rockford head coach Ralph Munger, a 2005 Detroit Lions High School Football Coach of the Week recipient. The Rams have won 3 straight OK Red Conference titles while winning 26 straight regular season games under Cummings. Cummings is also the strength & conditioning coordinator at Rockford High School. He was an all-state running back at Belding High School and played football at the University of Michigan.
Detroit Lions Football Education sat down with Cummings to talk about the big win over Caledonia, the quality high school football being played in West Michigan, the ability to create positive experiences around the game for all involved from youth to high school and how his role as the strength and conditioning coach assists the Rockford student-athletes. Cummings was also informed of his Coach of the Week selection on Head Coach Hangout. See his reaction and the entire interview by visiting www.DetroitLions.com/coachoftheweek.