Luke Amstutz of East Noble High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Coach Amstutz was selected for this award after his team improved to 6-2, after beating an undefeated New Haven football team 30-6.
*The Knights defense had a great night holding the New Haven offense to just six points, while New Haven had won its previous contests by a margin of 34 points. Coach Luke Amstutz is 13-5 in just his second season at East Noble. *
The 2013 season marks the fourteenth 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.
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- Zac Wells - Merrillville
Region 6- Brian Oliver – Linton Stockton
Region 2- Brian Stutz – South Bend Riley
Region 7- Bill Peebles - Southport
Region 3 – Winner
Region 8- Pat Echeverria – Eastern Hancock
Region 4 – Kevin O'Shea – Central Catholic
Region 9- Ross Fuhs – Forest Park
Region 5 – Pete Gast - Alexandria
Region 10- Mo Moriarity – Bloomington South
For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Luke Amstutz is also available for questions/comments at 260-402-2852. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball