Coach of the Week

Jim O’Hara of Eastern Hancock High School in Charlottesville, 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 O'Hara was selected after the Royals earned their sixth win of the 2014 season with a 24-20 victory over Class 2A No. 7 Shenandoah.

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 8:

Region 1- Keith Kilmer - Lowell

Region 6- Brian Crabtree – North Vermillion

Region 2- Tom Wogoman - Northridge

Region 7- Tim Able – Triton Central

Region 3 – Luke Amstutz – East Noble

Region 8- Winner

Region 4 – Terry Peebles - Harrison

Region 9- Paul Maier – Mount Vernon

Region 5 – Mike Jones - Winchester

Region 10- Ryan Knigga - Lawrenceburg

For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322.  Jim O'Hara is also available for questions/comments at 317-496-9304.Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball

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