Coach Of The Week

Ivan Zimmer of Calumet New Tech High School in Gary, IN has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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Coach Zimmer was selected after the Warriors earned their sixth straight win to open the 2014 season.  The 45-30 victory over Lake Station Edison, marks the first time in the school's 58-year history that the football program has started the season 6-0.

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 6:

Region 1- Winner

Region 6- Chad Dockery - Mooresville

Region 2- Will Hostrawser - LaVille

Region 7- Mark Weller – Beech Grove

Region 3 – Sherwood Haydock - Woodlan

Region 8- Darrin Fisher - Whiteland

Region 4 – Chris Meeks – Rensselaer Central

Region 9- Todd Wilkerson – Heritage Hills

Region 5 – Pete Gast – Alexandria Monroe

Region 10- Lonnie Oldham - Jeffersonville

For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322.  Ivan Zimmer is also available for questions/comments at (219) 308-4908. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball

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