Dave Pasch of Lutheran High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Pasch was selected after his Saints defeated defending Class 2A state champion Ritter Raiders. Coach Pasch had his team primed for a dominant performance, which included five interceptions, four sacks, and 370 yards rushing, leading to the impressive 42-6 outcome.
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 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 2:
Region 1- Phil Mason - Andrean
Region 6- Mike Hammons - Crawfordsville
Region 2- Tom Wagoman - Northridge
Region 7- Winner
Region 3 – Chris Svarczkopf - Dwenger
Region 8- Tom Dilley – Guerin Catholic
Region 4 – Tom Roth - Winamac
Region 9- Tony Ahrens - Jasper
Region 5 – Dave Snyder - Southwood
Region 10- Philip Bowsman – W. Washington
For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Dave Pasch is also available for questions/comments at 317-946-6663. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball