Salamanca's Chad Bartoszek & Wayne's Dave Marean earn high school coach of the week honors | Week 3
The Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports are proud to once again partner to recognize some of the best coaches that Western New York has to offer through the 2021 High School Football Coach of the Week Program.
The Bills and ADPRO Sports will be awarding varsity head coaches with the Coach of the Week Award to highlight not only their team's achievements on the field, but also some of the work they are doing off the field in their communities. We will announce winners from the Buffalo and Rochester Regions over the course of 11 weeks, with both regions Coach of the Year being named at halftime of the Bills vs Falcons game on Jan. 2, 2022 at Highmark Stadium.
Each Coach of the Week winner will receive an $1,000 grant from the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports. The respective Coach of the Year winners will also receive an additional $1,000 for their programs.
Winners will be selected by a panel of local high school football experts based on nominations which include information on the coach's commitment to their community and school, team academic performance, team off-the-field community service, coach/team support of youth football in their community, and health and safety protocols for their players.
Buffalo Region Coach of the Week # 3
Salamanca coach Chad Bartoszek was named the Buffalo Region's Coach of the Week for Week 3 after leading his squad to a 41-12 win over Allegany-Limestone.
Salamanca is now 3-0 on the season — the first time the team has won its three opening games in over two decades. Also, the win over A-L was played in front of a large home crowd in the community's new Veteran's Park, complete with turf, new lights and a video scoreboard.
Freshman QB Maddox Isaac started once again for Salamanca, lighting things up by going 7 for 10 with 201 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Isaac found Lucus Brown (4 receptions, 130 yards, 2 TDs) early and often, while the rushing attack was paced by Jesse Stahlman (150 yards, 1 TD) and Joshua Aumun (80 yards, 2 TDs). Cole Hedlund hauled in Isaac's other TD toss.
Several names made their presence felt on 'D,' including Kody Shinners (5.5 tackles), Jesse Stahlman and Tre Turner (4.5 tackles each), Jaxon Tarr (4 tackles, 1 sack) and Harley Hoag (2 tackles, 1 INT).
Bartoszek played for Salamanca, graduating in 1999. He helped Salamanca win the Section VI Class C title his senior year. He then played four seasons at UB, starting his last three years there during the Bulls' first four years as an FBS program.
During his junior year in college, Bartoszek started his teaching career. He later moved to Ellicottville, where he coached the combined Franklinville/Ellicottville team. Bartoszek won the 2015 Section VI Class D championship with the Titans, making three other title game appearances.
Bartoszek left Ellicottville to come home to Salamanca in 2019 and was named the athletic director. Since rejoining the program, Bartoszek has compiled an 11-8 record, including wins in five of the program's last six games played. He has been married to his wife, Denise, for 11 years and the couple has two sons, Brandon (9) and Tyler (7).
The Salamanca football staff and players actively participate in community events in an effort to support projects and fundraisers. The most common form example of this happens when the community comes together for a charitable walk, an honorary 5K, or the Falling Leaves Festival Parade.
Bartoszek's team has a professional connection to USA Football and the resources it provides for blocking, tackling, acclimatization and practice planning. He is a USA Football Master Trainer who has been a part of the organization for over five years. Salamanca also has another employee of USA Football on staff who is proficient in all of its programming. The team's staff consistently teaches the safe and effective techniques provided by USA Football.
Salamanca was one of 4 local football programs to participate in the RISE & Buffalo Bills Leadership program last spring that focused on topics such as diversity, privilege inclusion, and community engagement.
Bartoszek and Salamanca have a direct connection and relationship with their district's youth programs. The varsity staff regularly joins practices at the youth level, as well as works to certify all of Salamanca's youth coaches through USA Football. Salamanca also participated in the Buffalo Bills pilot Middle School Flag Football program this past summer. As recently as last week, Bartoszek's squad hosted six teams for 'youth football night' at the Salamanca's win over A-L and introduced the players and coaches onto the field to help form the team's tunnel for the introductions of the players.