Indianapolis – Chris Coll of Franklin Community High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Indianapolis Colts said today.
Coll was nominated and selected for the award after leading his unranked Grizzly Cubs to a 15-13 win over class 5A No. 14 Whiteland. This is Franklin's first win over Whiteland in the last 22 meetings, and their first 4-0 start since 1996.
The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 4:
- Region 1: Bill Marshall - Valporaiso
- Region 2: Matt Thacker - Fairfield
- Region 3: Chad Zolman - Homestead
- Region 4: Pat Shanley - Lafayette Jefferson
- Region 5: Jeff Adamson - Eastbrook
- Region 6: Mark Bless - Avon
- Region 7: Bill Peebles - Indianapolis Cathedral
- Region 9: John Hurley - Evansville Memorial
- Region 10: Scott Bless - Bloomington North
This season marks the 20th year the Colts are recognizing outstanding high school football coaches throughout the state. Each week following a high school football weekend, one coach will be announced as the honoree.
All high school head coaches in the state are eligible regardless of their school size, league or division. Coaches are evaluated on various factors including the coach's impact on the team, school and community, as well as the team's performance. The honorees are selected by a panel of football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from across the state.
At the conclusion of the high school season, each winning coach will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation, as well as a certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Colts general manager Chris Ballard, head coach Frank Reich and youth football commissioner Mike Prior. What's more, Anthem will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school's athletic fund.