Mike Donahue of Silver Creek High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Coach Donahue was nominated and selected for this award after Silver Creek defeated Boonville to notch the school's first IHSAA tournament win.
*In just their third season as a varsity football team, the Dragons of Silver Creek accomplished this landmark win for the school. Silver Creek is now 4-6 on the year and will play Evansville Reitz in the second round this Friday. Coach Mike Donahue is 7-23 in his third season at Silver Creek High School. *
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 10:
Region 1- Stacy Adams – East Chicago
Region 6- Chris Coll – Tri-West
Region 2- Dave Sharpe - Glenn
Region 7- Anthony Henderson - Marshall
Region 3 – Dean Lehrman - Heritage
Region 8- Phil Renforth - Lincoln
Region 4 – Mike Johnson - Pioneer
Region 9- Scott Buening - Southridge
Region 5 – Mike Jones - Winchester
Region 10- Winner
For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Mike Donahue is also available for questions/comments at 502-819-1611. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball