Coach of the the Week

Mike Wilhelm of Yorktown High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Coach Wilhelm was nominated and selected for this award after his team improved to 6-1, defeating Pendleton Heights 78-49.

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MIKE WILHELM OF YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

NAMED SEVENTH COACH OF THE WEEK FOR 2013

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Mike Wilhelm of Yorktown High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Coach Wilhelm was nominated and selected for this award after his team improved to 6-1, defeating Pendleton Heights 78-49.

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*The Yorktown Tiger offense set a school record with the 78-point performance on Friday night. After a tough loss to 4A No.3 New Palestine last week, the team had a huge turnaround totaling 863 yards on offense. Coach Mike Wilhelm is 49-44 in his ninth season at Yorktown and is on pace for his best record as head football coach.  *

The 2013 season marks the fourteenth year the Indianapolis Colts will be recognizing outstanding Indiana High School football coaches through the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

All high school head coaches in the state of Indiana are eligible regardless of their school size, league or division.  Coaches are evaluated on various factors including the coach's impact on his team, school and community, as well as performance of the team.  The honorees are selected by a panel of high school football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from all regions of the state. Each Monday, following a high school football game weekend, one head coach will be announced.

At the conclusion of the high school football season, each winning coach will receive a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano, Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson and Colts Youth Football Commissioner Mike Prior, as well as a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation.  In addition, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will contribute $1,000 for the school's athletic fund.

The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 7:

Region 1-  Trent Grider - Highland

Region 6-  Troy Burgess – South Putnam

Region 2- Brian Stultz – South Bend Riley

Region 7-  Mike Kirschner – Ben Davis

Region 3 – Jared Sauder - Leo

Region 8- Kevin Wright - Carmel

Region 4 – Jamie Sailors - Frontier

Region 9-  Scott Buening - Southridge

Region 5 –  Winner

Region 10- Charlie Fields – New Albany

For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322.  Mike Wilhelm is also available for questions/comments at 765-730-8648. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball

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