Indianapolis – Joe Grant of North Miami High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, presented by CenterPoint Energy, the Indianapolis Colts announced today.
Grant was nominated and selected for the award after his Warriors ended an 18-game losing streak with a 14-12 road win at Class 2A Manchester.
The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 1:
Region 1: Mark Peterson, Chesterton
Region 2: Cory Yeoman, Penn
Region 3: Andy Thomas, Angola
Region 4: Andy Standifer, Benton Central
Region 6: Mark Raetz, Northview
Region 7: Rob Doyle, Bishop Chatard
*Region 8: * Kyle Ralph, New Palestine
Region 9: Nick Hart, Gibson Southern
Region 10: Jason Hawkins, Charlestown
This season marks the 23rd year the Colts are recognizing outstanding high school football coaches throughout Indiana. 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 and a commemorative plaque. Additionally, CenterPoint Energy will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school's athletic fund.