Monrovia High School Bulldogs, led by head coach Kevin Hutchins, defeated Class 2A #6 ranked Speedway High School 34-15, to improve to 5-0.
The 2009 season marks the twelfth 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 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 Jim Caldwell 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 Jim Caldwell, 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 – Zac Wells, Merrillville
Region 2 – Andy Dorrel, Culver Academy
Region 3 – Larry Getts, FW Wayne
Region 4 – Marshall Overley, West Lafayette
Region 5 – Brandon Baker, Manchester
Region 6 – WINNER
Region 7 – Jayson West, Lawrence Central
Region 8 – Doug Peacock, Mt Vernon (Fortville)
Region 9 – Bruce Green, South Spencer
Region 10 – Eric Heppner, Batesville