Indianapolis – Chris Skinner of Andrean High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Indianapolis Colts said today.
Skinner was nominated and selected for the award after his Class 2A No. 1 Fighting 59er’s defeated the Class 4A No. 3 Hobart Brickies 35-24. The opportunistic 59er’s erased a 14-0 first quarter deficit by creating three Hobart turnovers into 21 points in the win.
The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 6:
Region 2: Mike Davidson – Mishawaka Marian
Region 7: Brandon Winters – Southport
Region 3: Brett Fox – Columbia City
Region 8: Jake Gilbert – Westfield
Region 4: Herb King – Seeger
Region 9: Mike Goebel – Evansville Mater Dei
Region 5: Bob Prescott – Huntington North
Region 10: Bob Gaddis – Columbus East
Region 6: Mark Raetz – Northview
This season marks the 21st year the Colts are recognizing outstanding high school football coaches throughout the state. Each week following a high school football weekend, one coach will be announced as the honoree.
All high school head coaches in the state are eligible regardless of their school size, league or division. Coaches are evaluated on various factors including the coach’s impact on the team, school and community, as well as the team’s performance. The honorees are selected by a panel of football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from across the state.
At the conclusion of the high school season, each winning coach will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation, as well as a commemorative plaque. What’s more, Anthem will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school’s athletic fund, as well as a donation of about 2,000 meals to a food shelter of the coach’s choice.
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