The stoic, almost bored expressions on the faces of National Football League head coaches Bud Grant and Tom Landry, the dapper attire of Hank Stram and the herky-jerky hand movements of George Allen are as familiar to the pro football fan as the game itself.

No Sunday afternoon game would be complete without TV closeups of John Madden running his fingers through his hair or Don Coryell Kneeling and frowning at least 15 times every game.

The local high school game also has its photogenic coaches, who compare favorably, in personalities, philosphies and success, to the NFL head men.

Robinson's Ed Henry, the senior man on the Northern Virginia coaching scene, stalks the sidelines as if ready to pounce on a baby-faced 250-pound 10th-grade lineman for missing a block or to praise a 5-foot-1 special-teamer for sacrificing his smallish boy on a punt return. In that respect, he's much like the late Vince Lombardi.

Now in his 27th year of coaching Henry probably expends as a much energy walking and talking (to anyone who'll listen) along the sidelines as his players do on the field.

"It's my nature to move around, yell, talk," said Henry. "At times, I get emotional but I know I have to control myself, especially in crucial situations. On Monday through Thursday, I'm a screamer. On game nights, I try not to jump on every kid who makes a mistake. You want them to be relaxed."

Henry, who coached at Mount Vernon, Annandale and Marshall before coming to Robinson three years ago, remembers several occasions on which he lost his cool.

While coaching at Annandale one year, Henry's team was whipping Groveton and when a penalty was called after getting upset against the Atmos', Henry stormed onto the field in the direction of the officials.

"I cooled off by the time I got out there so I just kept on walking to the other side," said Henry. "I stood over there and talked with Bob Tabor (Groveton coach). They (refs) looked at me like I was crazy but they didn't throw a flag."

Like Lombardi, Henry is a stickler for fundamentals and is a strict disciplination. Before the season, Henry's won-lost record stood at 120-50-11, with six district championships and one state title.

Robinson (7-2) has not been a scoring machine this season but Henry is known for his offensive strategy. In 1968, the Falls Church native published in High School Football."

"Made me sound like a genius," said Henry. "I like to fool with the defense, too. You have to have a good one because very few teams can get by on offense alone. Of course, you have to have extra-talented kids to have a potent offense."

Henry, who attened a workshop and lecture given by Lombardi at the Packers' training camp many years ago, still attends clinics and seminars regularly. And the stern Henry has been forced over the years to adjust his coaching techniques and attitudes slightly.

"A lot of the kids you get now know the pro game but not too much about the high school game," said Henry. "But they're all still eager to learn and play. That's why I still look forward to every Friday night."

John Harvill, in his 20th year at Gaithersburg, resembles Bud Grant. Although he may occasionally flip his arm in distrust or cast a disdainful eye toward a player now and then, Harvill remains relatively calm during games.

Also a stickler for fundamentals, Harvill says, "If you teach kids to block, tackle and kick the football, you'll win most of your games." Harvill has done a good job of teaching all three, as his 139-42 record and five division and county titles indicates.

Harvill has noticed that today's players want answers as to why "we're doing this and that."

"Before, it was never questioned," said Harvill, a D.C. native. "That's okay, I don't mind telling them. They basically want to learn but they want a reason."

Harvill has had his share of problem players but has never hestitated to support them if he felt they were right. Last year, while spending much of his time straightening out personal problems of his players, Harvill's team slipped to 5-5, the worst in his career.

"We lost most of our kids to Seneca Valley (opened four years ago) and have cropped from Class AA to A," Harvill said. "But this year, things have begun to pick up and the kids' attitudes are different.

Like his Bud Grant, Harvill has never bit his tongue. He says his pet peeve is that Montgomery County and the state of Maryland have placed programs in the schools.

"It could be a more meaningful program," added Harvill. "The state is 20 years behind the country and the county is 10 years behind the state. But in spite of the administration's noneffort, the schools still turn out outstanding athletes."

Like Henry, Harvill has been offered the opportunity to step up to the collegiate ranks but has remained in the high schools.

"I have no regrets about still being here," said Harvill. "When it becomes a burden to walk out on the field for practice, I'll give up Right now, I'm happy."

St. Louis coach Don Coryell's familiar kneeling position during his Cardiac Cardinals' go-for-broke last-minute drives can be appreciated by Theodore Roosevelt's Jim Tillerson.

"I kneel because I can see better and it's relaxing," said Tillerson, after sweating out his No. 1-ranked club's come-from-behind 18-7 win over Coolidge recently. "Relatives the tension, I guess."

For the past eight years, Tillerson has knelt his way to 48 wins in 80 games. Over the last four years, the Rough Riders have a 34-10-2 mark and have won three division titles, two interhigh crowns and one city championship.

Tillerson's explosive offensive units have always been near the leaders in the area in scoring. But unlike Coryell's teams, which have had to score, and score a lot if they expect to win. Tillerson has always put a rugged defense on the field.

"I've had kids easy to teach. We work hard and I just ask them to do their best," said Tillerson, who admits to being no gambler, either, a la Coryell. "Most of them will learn if they are willing to listen."

After going through Tillerson's summer practices, the players who remain of the 100 prospects are too pooped to do anything but listen.

"Kids cut themselves; I don't. To play, you have to be in condition," said Tillerson. "And if you don't want to work, you don't want to play.

"School is a place of business," said Tillerson. "Football is fun only after the school business is over. The school has rules and we have rules. The kids have to conform to both."

The Interhigh League was plagued with financial problems, dilapidated fields and locker rooms and a lack of equipment long before Tillerson arrived from South Carolina. It still is. But the soft-spoken physical education teacher has his charges believing that making excuses only loses games for you.

"If we have a dust bowl for a field, we'll have pride in it. If I don't complain, my kids won't complain," said Tillerson. "You don't have to have the best facilities and equipment to win or build character."

If Carroll's uniforms were black and grey instead of gold and green, coach Maus Collins could be mistaken for the Oakland Raiders leader, John Madden.

Another member of the area's 20-year coaching club, Collins struts, points, offers suggestions (Some not so polite) to the officials and even slides his fingers through his hair like Madden after watching a third-down pass go astray.

However, Collins' teams have been successful on enough third-and-long situations to win 128 of 172 games before this season. One victory the husky Collins will surely cherish is a 7-3 victory this season over perennial rival St. John's, which at the time was ranked No. 1 in the area.

Another statistic that Collins, a guidance counselor at the school, is proud of the 96 per cent of his players that attend college.

"Academically, I've always been blessed with good kids," said Collins, a D.C. native. "The problem at times was that kids were from all over the city and didn't understand one onother.

"We changed from a predominantly white school to a predominantly black one and the big job came in getting the kids to have a common spirit among themselves," said Collins. "The kids may not love each other but they work well together and respect one another."

One reason for Carroll's success is Collins' "adult" attitude with his players. Most of the team's problems are handled by the players, with little interference from Collins.

"We have few rules for the players," said Collins. "If someone breaks one, the players deal with it. In 20 years, I've only had to dismiss one player. Over the years, I've changed a pit. But the kids today know where they're going."

A highly respected basketball official before turning to coaching, Collins constantly preaches self-discipline, self-respect, fair play and fundamentals to his athletes.

"Everybody is treated the same, We have no stars here," said Collins. If the 45th man on the team is absent, we want to know why. When you have two sets of standards and too many silly rules, you've going to have problems."

Collins is perhaps the only coach in the area to draw three straight 15-yard penalties.

In last year's 35-7 victory over Annapolis, Collins began yelling at an official following the Annapolis touchdown.

In last year's 35-7 victory over Annapolis, Collins began yelling at an official following the Annapolis touchdown.

"I knew the ref and he started laughting," recalled Collins, "but another official threw a flag."

Collins kept talking and the refs kept walking until Annapolis finally kicked off from the Carroll 30-yard line.

"Maybe I should've gotten one more," said Collins with a grin. "The my team would have been standing behind the end zone."