The 2008 season marks the eleventh 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.
The Avon Orioles beat the Brownsburg Bulldogs Friday night in a game which was dominated by the Orioles. The Orioles knocked off the Bulldogs 30-7 behind Head Coach Dave Shelbourne's coaching prowess. The win gave Head Coach Shelbourne his 200th career win.
The Coach of the Week program was designed to recognize high school coaches who transform, through their hard work and dedication to young people, the best available athletes into high potential football players.
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 recognized and announced. Coach Dungy 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 Colts President Bill Polian and Colts Youth Football Commissioner Mike Prior, as well as a $1,000 donation from NFL Charities. 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 5:
Region 1 - John Snyder Chesterton
Region 6 - Winner
Region 2 - John Barron Plymouth
Region 7 - Jayson West Lawrence Central
Region 3 - Kasey Kolkman FW Northside
Region 8 - Darin Fisher Whiteland
Region 4 - Kevin O'Shea Lafayette CC
Region 9 - Joe Gengelbach North Posey
Region 5 - Grant Zgunda Delta
Region 10 - Bob Brookbank Lawrenceburg