Nate Andrews of NorthWood High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Andrews was selected after his Panthers defeated Jimtown 14-6. Coach Andrews, in his first season at NorthWood, had a very stout performance by his defense, leading to an upset over previously ranked No. 4 (Class 3A) Jimmies.
The 2014 season marks the fifteenth 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. Coach Pagano will also announce each week's winner in his weekly press conference.
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 Youth Football Fund. 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 1:
Region 1- Leroy Marsh - Munster
Region 6- Mark Bless - Avon
Region 2- Winner
Region 7- Burt Austin – Franklin Central
Region 3 – Jeff Miller - Norwell
Region 8- Mitch Street – Hamilton Heights
Region 4 – Ken Frauhiger - McCutcheon
Region 9- James Blankenship - Boonville
Region 5 – Greg Miller - Manchester
Region 10- Chris Nobbe – South Dearborn
For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Nate Andrews is also available for questions/comments at 574-773-4127. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball