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Dave Coyle of Valparaiso High School Named First Coach of the Week For 2017

Dave Coyle of Valparaiso High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.


Coach Coyle was nominated and selected for this award after unranked Valparaiso defeated Class 6A No. 5 Penn 12-7. The Vikings victory ended a 7-game losing streak to the Kingsmen.

The 2017 season marks the eighteenth 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 Chris Ballard 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 1:

Region 1 -  Winner

Region 6 -  John Hart - Brownsburg

Region 2 – John Barron - Plymouth

Region 7 -  Scott Marsh - Roncalli

Region 3 –  Kyle Lindsay – Bishop Luers

Region 8 – Mike Campbell - Greenwood

Region 4 –  Ryan Good - Attica

Region 9 -  Scott Buening - Southridge

Region 5 –  Joe Grant – North Miami

Region 10 -  John Dablow – Silver Creek

For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322.  Coach Dave Coyle is also available for questions/comments at 219-395-6046. Additional information on the program may be found at

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