Mike Goebel of Evansville Mater Dei High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Coach Goebel was nominated and selected for this award after his team defeated Evansville Reitz 16-14 to secure an undefeated regular season, the second of Goebel's coaching career.
*The Wildcats of Mater Dei haven't had an undefeated season since 2001, but with a stout effort by their defense they were able to finish the season unbeaten. Coach Mike Goebel is 168-49 in his seventeenth season at Mater Dei High School of Evansville. *
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 9:
Region 1- Phil Mason - Andrean
Region 6- Chris Barrett –North (Terre Haute)
Region 2- Cory Yeoman – Penn
Region 7- Bill Peebles - Southport
Region 3 – Ryan Hall – North (Ft. Wayne)
Region 8- Kyle Ralph – New Palestine
Region 4 – Tim Roth - Winamac
Region 9- Winner
Region 5 – Nate Andrews - Western
Region 10- Eric Heppner - Batesville
For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Mike Goebel is also available for questions/comments at 812-204-4453. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball