Indianapolis – Mo Moriarity of Bloomington South High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Indianapolis Colts said today.
Moriarity was nominated and selected for the award after becoming only the 10*th* coach in Indiana history to win 300 games, as his Panthers won at Terre Haute South 44-0. Coach Moriarity has led Bloomington South to four straight sectional titles.
The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 5:
- Region 1: Richard Good – Calumet New Tech
- Region 2: Todd Stammich – South Bend Washington
- Region 3: Jason Garrett – Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger
- Region 4: Brian Nay – Lafayette Central Catholic
- Region 5: Chris Overholt – Delta
- Region 6: John Hart – Brownsburg
- Region 7: Jason Simmons – Ben Davis
- Region 8: Adam Morris – Hamilton Southeastern
- Region 9: Sean Coultis – Evansville Central
This season marks the 20th 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 certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Colts general manager Chris Ballard, head coach Frank Reich and youth football commissioner Mike Prior. What's more, Anthem will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school's athletic fund.